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3 days????

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:24 pm
by dmahler
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:53 pm
by quizivex
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:14 pm
by casaubon
I called this morning and they were not available yet.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:38 pm
by Imperate
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:12 am
by Ennio
Hi guys,

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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:33 am
by secander2!
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 :(

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:38 am
by dmahler
This is killing me!! I just want to know so I can figure out where I am applying to!

-dm

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 am
by rohit
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:57 pm
by bosem
I have just called in at PST 10:50AM (UTC -800). Not yet available. I am dying here...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:17 pm
by Imperate
I called a couple of hours ago (would have been about 11am New York time I think) still nothing....

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:43 pm
by Helio
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:10 pm
by rohit
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 ..

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:45 pm
by dmahler
Helio, where was the Nov 1st deadline?? That seems really early...
-dm

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:20 pm
by robertson
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!

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:57 pm
by dmahler
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:42 pm
by Helio
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:16 pm
by dsperka
If we lost our admission ticket that had our registration number on it, can we still get our score by phone?

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:50 pm
by Helio
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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:28 am
by Imperate
Anyone giving it a go today?

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:30 am
by secander2!
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?

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:27 pm
by dsperka
*** 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!!!!

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:41 pm
by phatty
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!

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:43 pm
by phatty
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:49 pm
by Juston
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:33 pm
by secander2!
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:

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:49 pm
by dsperka
@ 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!

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:07 pm
by Ennio
Hi,

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

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:07 pm
by astrophysicist2b
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...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:12 pm
by Imperate
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:35 pm
by Imperate
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...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:22 pm
by PoincareSection
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:12 pm
by valkyrie
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.)

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:21 am
by trani
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.....

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:38 am
by casaubon
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:29 am
by astrophysicist2b
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:05 am
by Helio
and the scores are















Not available at this time

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:13 am
by Imperate
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...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:34 am
by astrophysicist2b
the november 3rd ones seem to have been out exactly four weeks later, according to last year's thread.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:26 am
by Imperate
Yeah, can't see any october ones though, odd

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:22 am
by dmahler
Well that was a huge dissappointment. Think there's any chance the scores will become available some time during the day?
-dm

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:42 am
by Imperate
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??

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:31 pm
by phatty
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.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:11 pm
by abeboparebop
Just called at 3pm New York time -- not yet available.

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:15 pm
by secander2!
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...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:18 pm
by Imperate
Well I rang at about 7PM EST, still nothing.......Let's hope for 6AM EST tomorrow......

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:45 pm
by Helio
guess another long night waiting... at least i got enough reading to do

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


























Unavailable

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:46 am
by Imperate
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?

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:58 am
by dmahler
I just called at 9 am NY time ad they are not available! ahhhhhh!
-dm

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:16 pm
by secander2!
I just called... and nothing...

Re: 3 days????

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:58 pm
by casaubon
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.