When to take the GRE???

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jjoseph
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When to take the GRE???

Postby jjoseph » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:11 am

Hi,

I wish to enter graduate school in Fall 2006. I checked that most universities have an application deadline around mid-December. Is it too late if I take the GRE in November 2005? :shock: It seems that it takes them about 4-6 weeks to send the official results to the universities you selected, so it might be too late. This freaks me out because I can't take the April test (too close!).

Why do they put it in April anyway? This would mean that you have to know a year and a half in advance what university you want to go to, what program, have an idea of your supervisor, etc. Isn't that insane?

Can somebody help me on this? I think a couple of people had similar questions...

Thanks a lot!

jdexter
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Postby jdexter » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:40 pm

I am now a senior, and some people in my class took the GRE in November 2004 to apply for 2005, so I think you should be fine.

jjoseph
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Postby jjoseph » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:04 am

What university did they apply to? Another thing is that I'm in Canada, so I'm also worrying about additional delays due to the mail...

jdexter
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Postby jdexter » Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:54 pm

They applied to a number of places, but you're right things could be different for international applications. Sorry I can't be of more help.




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