3 days????

dmahler
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3 days????

Postby dmahler » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:24 pm

Am I correct in thinking that it is just 3 more days until our scores (October test) are available by phone?! If so, I can't wait!!
-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby quizivex » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:53 pm

There are never any guarantees, since ETS does not say they'll be available until later on their website, but yes based on recent history, they should be available 4 weeks after the test day, which is this Saturday.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby casaubon » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:14 pm

I called this morning and they were not available yet.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:38 pm

Pleeeeeaseee be available, I haven't eaten or slept since the 18th of October, ok that is a slight exagertion, but still.....I really hope they are out on Saturday

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Ennio » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:12 am

Hi guys,

let's keep this thread updated ok? I will call on friday and let you know what 's
the response.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby secander2! » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:33 am

wow, the anticipation and fear may kill me...oh well. anyways, I'll call today (thursday) and post if they're up or not.

edit: I called this morning (well, it was morning in America, it's technically afternoon here in Europe) and my scores weren't available yet :(

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dmahler » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:38 am

This is killing me!! I just want to know so I can figure out where I am applying to!

-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby rohit » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 am

lucky bastards! :)
at least u get to see your scores before applying. Think of those places where we only have the Nov 8 test :x

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Re: 3 days????

Postby bosem » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:57 pm

I have just called in at PST 10:50AM (UTC -800). Not yet available. I am dying here...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:17 pm

I called a couple of hours ago (would have been about 11am New York time I think) still nothing....

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Helio » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:43 pm

rohit wrote:lucky bastards! :)
at least u get to see your scores before applying. Think of those places where we only have the Nov 8 test :x


you get to see them too... you call on dec. 8th that is still well before most schools are due.. the first ones start around dec. 12th (NYU) and dec 16th (stanford) from what i have seen for DOMESTIC people... my first deadline was Nov. 1st.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby rohit » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:10 pm

Helio wrote:
rohit wrote:lucky bastards! :)
at least u get to see your scores before applying. Think of those places where we only have the Nov 8 test :x


you get to see them too... you call on dec. 8th that is still well before most schools are due.. the first ones start around dec. 12th (NYU) and dec 16th (stanford) from what i have seen for DOMESTIC people... my first deadline was Nov. 1st.


well u see i'm international too... :D , tho i'm applyin to just 2 top 10 schools, others have jan deadlines ..
and dec 15 deadline means u should post your transcripts quite a bit before that ..

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dmahler » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:45 pm

Helio, where was the Nov 1st deadline?? That seems really early...
-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby robertson » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:20 pm

there was a international 1st of November deadline for UW Seattle. There is also a 1st of December deadline for Princeton (international students and domestic fee waivers). It is complicated for internationals to measure when is the time to apply, I also did the 18th exam, though I have already sent two applications without knowing the results. Imagine that deadline is 15th of December, you have to send the materials by 20th November to arrive there the first days of December. This is necessary because if there are some missing materials you have to send another letter that must arrive before the deadline. The domestic students that did the exam the 18th are the only lucky bastards!!
My advice, enjoy the weekend and call on monday. However, I understand that is different for you because if I fail I can do the phD here in Spain, easy entrance in any department :D Come to Spain if you fail the PGRE!

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dmahler » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:57 pm

Oh man, you freaked me out a little there when you said the International deadline for Princeton was the 1st. The deadline is December 1st for students outside North America, ie. NOT international. I am from Canada, so the distinction is a large one for me :)
-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Helio » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:42 pm

robertson wrote:there was a international 1st of November deadline for UW Seattle. There is also a 1st of December deadline for Princeton (international students and domestic fee waivers). It is complicated for internationals to measure when is the time to apply, I also did the 18th exam, though I have already sent two applications without knowing the results. Imagine that deadline is 15th of December, you have to send the materials by 20th November to arrive there the first days of December. This is necessary because if there are some missing materials you have to send another letter that must arrive before the deadline. The domestic students that did the exam the 18th are the only lucky bastards!!
My advice, enjoy the weekend and call on monday. However, I understand that is different for you because if I fail I can do the phD here in Spain, easy entrance in any department :D Come to Spain if you fail the PGRE!


Colorado has dec 1st for international for APS

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dsperka » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:16 pm

If we lost our admission ticket that had our registration number on it, can we still get our score by phone?

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Helio » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:50 pm

dsperka wrote:If we lost our admission ticket that had our registration number on it, can we still get our score by phone?


SSN and DOB... Confirmation number (in the email) and DOB

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:28 am

Anyone giving it a go today?

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Re: 3 days????

Postby secander2! » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:30 am

I just called...and... nothing :(

also, does anybody know if the "outside of North America" deadline for Princeton applies to US citizens who are currently living outside of the country?

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dsperka » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:27 pm

*** this is pissing me off. When I call I have to enter the month and year of my test, 102008. But 1 is the option for most recent test date, which was my general GRE!!!!

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Re: 3 days????

Postby phatty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:41 pm

I had a somewhat scary experience today. I called ETS to see if my scores had been uploaded. I've lost my registration number but not the email with my confirmation number so I chose to go with that option for score retrieval. When I entered all my information and double checked it, the computer could not find me on the database.
In your experience, is this just because the scores haven't been uploaded yet, or because there is some problem with my account with them?
I would like to point out that it would be much less disconcerting for ETS to keep those two issues distinct!

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Re: 3 days????

Postby phatty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:43 pm

dsperka wrote:*** this is pissing me off. When I call I have to enter the month and year of my test, 102008. But 1 is the option for most recent test date, which was my general GRE!!!!


I did not have that problem when I tried. I think if you choose to enter the 4 digit test date info, it automatically diverts you away from the other menu. Chances are slim that you would end up paying for the wrong test score.
Also, I hope you are entering the test date as 1008 and not 102008.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Juston » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:49 pm

Yeah, I had the same response when I called ETS yesterday. I've been assuming that it's because my scores haven't been entered into the database yet.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby secander2! » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:33 pm

hmmm... that doesn't sound so good phatty and Juston... every time I call, it always says "we have located your records for the Oct 2008 test date; the scores for the requested date are not available, please allow one week before placing your call again" or something like that. The only thing I can figure is that since I've taken ETS tests before, they've already got me in the database, but I honestly have no idea. I hope they haven't lost your records or something!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dsperka » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:49 pm

@ phatty and Juston

Try entering your social security number instead, this worked for me. And yea phatty, 1008 worked for me now. I tried it that way before but I guess I wasn't fast enough. Thanks!

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Ennio » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:07 pm

Hi,

just called (8pm Rome time, ie 2 pm NY time), score not available yet.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby astrophysicist2b » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:07 pm

I don't think I want to know. Can I pay someone to call for me?

The GRE website says they're available by phone on the 19th...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:12 pm

Yeah the website says the 19th, but apparentley for the last few years they've always been available 4 weeks after the test date, so it will be dissappointing if this year they arent out. I'm going to call in an hour or two, should be close of business NY time about then.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:35 pm

I rang just 5:30PM NY time, nothing, if they're going to be available tomorrow you'd think they would be available now or round about now, since business has prob closed for the day. Perhaps they make them available midnight NY time, who knows, I have a feeling we're going to be waiting until next week...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby PoincareSection » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:22 pm

I remember when I took the GRE the first time a few years ago, my score was available on the weekend. I think it was a Sunday, but I'm not sure.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby valkyrie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:12 pm

If I took both the general and the physics GRE in october 2008, how will I know whether they have my physics score? I enter October 2008 and they say they have scores from then, but I assume it's the general ones (which I just got. WHY does it take four weeks longer to grade scantrons than essays??). Anyways don't want to pay to hear my general ones again - guess I'll wait until the 19th to make sure.

secander2! wrote:
also, does anybody know if the "outside of North America" deadline for Princeton applies to US citizens who are currently living outside of the country?


I would email/call or ask. If you're getting your undergrad degree outside of North America (which seems to be the main reason for early deadlines for internationals), they'd probably prefer it if you send your application within the international deadline. (I'm in the opposite situation: I'm an international getting my undergrad degree in the US, and several places let me submit things by the regular deadline because of that.)

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Re: 3 days????

Postby trani » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:21 am

valkyrie wrote:WHY does it take four weeks longer to grade scantrons than essays??


quizivex wrote:Our Oct scores were available (by phone) 28 days after taking it. While waiting a month for the scores is painful, processing our tests is not just a matter of reading the scantrons. The scaling of a new version of the subject test (i.e. raw score of 50 gets 800) is not predetermined... ETS says it's calculated after some complicated statistical analyses of the test takers' answers. They also determine whether each of their questions functioned as intended and whether some were ambiguous and should be thrown out etc...

So all that takes some time, and it can't even be done until after all of the scantrons are shipped in to NJ, which itself can take a while when coming from foreign countries. So at least they're not taking that long just to torture us... that's a side benefit.....

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Re: 3 days????

Postby casaubon » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:38 am

Anyone else basically stalling on applications until you get your score? I'm slowly getting things organized.

I know where my research and grades stand. Just need this last little piece to round things out.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby astrophysicist2b » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:29 am

I gave my letter-writers a list already, but think I might eliminate some schools depending on my score (I had to ask them before getting my score because I'm not going to see them until December).

3.5 more hours to go? The phone service supposedly starts at 6am EST, but who knows if they'll actually release the scores early.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Helio » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:05 am

and the scores are















Not available at this time

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:13 am

Sigh...

Were they definitely available last year at the weekend? I can't see any threads from 4 weeks after last years with anything like 'GRE scores are in' etc...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby astrophysicist2b » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:34 am

the november 3rd ones seem to have been out exactly four weeks later, according to last year's thread.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:26 am

Yeah, can't see any october ones though, odd

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dmahler » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:22 am

Well that was a huge dissappointment. Think there's any chance the scores will become available some time during the day?
-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:42 am

I don't know, I think I'll ring again at about 2pm (about 5 hours from now) NY time just to check, otherwise it really could be sunday, monday, tuesday wednesday who knows??

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Re: 3 days????

Postby phatty » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:31 pm

Just an FYI.
I was trying to get my scores using my confirmation number and the computer kept saying it couldn't locate my record. Subsequently I found my actual registration number beneath the mess on my desk and when I used it, the computer said my scores were not yet available.
To all those who are using their confirmation number, maybe you want to contact ets about this glitch.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby abeboparebop » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:11 pm

Just called at 3pm New York time -- not yet available.

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Re: 3 days????

Postby secander2! » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:15 pm

sad :cry: or maybe I should be happy that I don't know yet!!!

@valkyrie thanks for the advice!!! I graduated from a US institution even though I'm currently living in Europe, so I think I'll play by the "domestic" rules :D

@casaubon yep...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:18 pm

Well I rang at about 7PM EST, still nothing.......Let's hope for 6AM EST tomorrow......

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Helio » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:45 pm

guess another long night waiting... at least i got enough reading to do

edit at 3:18 am PT..... and the scores are


























Unavailable

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Re: 3 days????

Postby Imperate » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:46 am

I rang at about 6:30 EST, unavailable for me!.......so what for the last few years it's always been available 28days later, except the year I take the test! haha......no one at all got their score yet?

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Re: 3 days????

Postby dmahler » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:58 am

I just called at 9 am NY time ad they are not available! ahhhhhh!
-dm

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Re: 3 days????

Postby secander2! » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:16 pm

I just called... and nothing...

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Re: 3 days????

Postby casaubon » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:58 pm

I'm guessing it will be Tuesday at the earliest. They probably aren't done yet. Maybe that's a good thing. The October test seemed tougher to me than the November people are making theirs sound.




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