NOV 8 are scores out

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NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:37 am

Scores are out....

Holy cows!!!!
I got 940 @ 92 percentile....
way beyond my expectation...
start calling ETS...

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:43 am

sorry for the spelling mistake in heading...
i was too excited with my score...... :D :wink:

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby tmc » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:45 am

Faster than the October test
How nice of them
900@87 here

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby kammyuce » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:57 am

hey congratulations all u guys....
u got the fruits of your labour....
plz help me now. i am in my 4th yr of civil engg and i want to go for PGRE in april.
i wanted to know wat r the career opportunities in MS physics and also in PhD Physics...
wat r u guys planning for...
plz reply soon , i have to decide some things....
waiting anxiously.......

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:27 am

hey tmc congrats... :)

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby secander2! » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:32 am

great job guys!

@sidharthsp, Congratulations! With a score like that I think you won't have any problems because of the 20 pt decrease on the General GRE.

@tmc, holy ***! with a score like that added to your publications, you've got an amazing application!
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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:39 am

Thanks secander2..

its one good news after a hard {or should i say stupid}week..

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby secander2! » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:41 am

No problem, you deserve it after that week!!! Good luck with the applications!

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby tmc » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:51 am

secander2! wrote:@tmc, holy ***! with a score like that added to your publications, you've got an amazing application!

Thanks man; I'm still very nervous though. It seems no matter what I do or put on my application, there are 15 people on this forum who do more (like get 990 on this thing)

Application time is nerve-racking

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby kammyuce » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:57 am

hey guys i will be really thankful if u can plz help me out....
my question is third from the top

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby tmc » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:04 am

The large majority of us are planning on staying in academia (i.e., getting thrown around from post-doc to post-doc till we retire)

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby secander2! » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:24 am

@tmc, no problem. I know what you mean about being nervous, I'm pretty happy with my application but then I look at everybody else's and I get scared. I've heard that publications go a really long way though so as long as you don't say "*** you!" in your SOP, I think you'll probably get in everywhere!

@kammyuce, like tmc said, most of us are planning on academia. Academia or a job at a national or private lab are really the only options if you want to stay in physics that I know of. However, I've heard of people in physics going into engineering and lots of other things; most people consider physics to be very difficult and I know of consulting firms who LOOK for physics Ph.D.s to hire, due to their perceived intelligence and problem solving skills, even though their work will have nothing to do with physics. So yes, you can get a job with a physics degree, but if you don't plan on doing physics after you graduate, I can't see a particularly good reason to get a degree in it.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby beeblebrox » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:58 am

Hey guys

I did the Nov 8 PGRE in Ireland and I'm wondering if the scores are available worldwide or just in the U.S so far? Where are the rest of you posting from?

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby nonick » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:10 am

910 here, which is less than the 930 on the October one. At least, it shows that my October score was not a fluke, so I am happy.
Congratulations to all the people with good scores.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:16 am

Hey guys

I did the Nov 8 PGRE in Ireland and I'm wondering if the scores are available worldwide or just in the U.S so far? Where are the rest of you posting from?


i am from india.. atleast here results are out...

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby beeblebrox » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:59 am

I tried earlier and they couldn't locate the records...the wait is killing me!

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:33 pm

I just got mine...

I'm pretty sure I should just quit now...it's bad.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby boomsdaydevice » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:50 pm

Hi!

Every time I call, it says they have no record when I use the confirmation #, and that my scores aren't ready when i use my SS#.

Reading the thread from when the last batch of scores were available, I get the impression that the ONLY way calling actually works is with your registration #.

They kept my ticket at the testing location (for some weird reason).... is there any way of finding out my registration number, short of waiting until the customer service opens on monday morning?

Hahaha I've been fine waiting but today, knowing that its available, i'm like tearing my hair out and I can't get anything else done until I either get my score, or I know I have to wait.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby Chunqing » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:02 pm

Mine is 850 81%
I expected a 900+, though my major is EE.

Which tier of university do I have a great chance to get in?

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby pd » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:12 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:I just got mine...

I'm pretty sure I should just quit now...it's bad.
Same... =/ I'm hoping that since my grades, general GRE scores, research experiences, recommendations, and (based on my professors opinions, my statement of purpose/goals,) are all strong, they'll overlook a very poor PGRE.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby xudis149 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:15 pm

Chunqing wrote:Mine is 850 81%
I expected a 900+, though my major is EE.

Which tier of university do I have a great chance to get in?


even i am an EE major... maybe you should see my profile http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1847&p=15515#p15515

but i am setting my sights low because i am applying to particle theory/experiment..

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby sterculus » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:23 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the scores being out. 910 (88%) here. Congrats to everyone else who did well!

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:59 pm

pd wrote:
coreycwgriffin wrote:I just got mine...

I'm pretty sure I should just quit now...it's bad.
Same... =/ I'm hoping that since my grades, general GRE scores, research experiences, recommendations, and (based on my professors opinions, my statement of purpose/goals,) are all strong, they'll overlook a very poor PGRE.


I'm emailing some professors now for advice. I feel like this needs to be addressed in my statement of purpose, but I don't want it to sound like I'm blaming something/someone for my poor performance. I'm glad I have been holding out on submitting my actual applications until I got my score, so now I can say that I know my score's bad, so I can try to justify it in some way.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby tmc » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:26 pm

If you can't find a good justification, then don't justify it.

-They know that the PGRE isn't a great measure of an applicant
-If you say something like you got stressed out, didn't prepare right, whatever, it looks even worse on you
-Many excuses will look like whining

Instead of excusing your bad PGRE score, it would probably be wiser to spend your SOP saying how great you are, how great your GPA and research experience are, etc. You're trying to sell yourself, so don't try to excuse a minor flaw; instead, convince them that the rest of the package is so great that the PGRE score is meaningless in comparison.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:31 pm

tmc wrote:If you can't find a good justification, then don't justify it.

-They know that the PGRE isn't a great measure of an applicant
-If you say something like you got stressed out, didn't prepare right, whatever, it looks even worse on you
-Many excuses will look like whining

Instead of excusing your bad PGRE score, it would probably be wiser to spend your SOP saying how great you are, how great your GPA and research experience are, etc. You're trying to sell yourself, so don't try to excuse a minor flaw; instead, convince them that the rest of the package is so great that the PGRE score is meaningless in comparison.


Well I know that, but I still want to address it at least. I feel like it might be worse to get a terrible PGRE score and completely ignore it.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby Indigojoker » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:36 pm

my scores have not been released yet. The answering system says that they have my test on record but scores are not available yet, is it common for scores to come out at different times? Or do they all come out at the same time?

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby anerac » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:46 pm

what do you consider "bad"? because i'm pretty sure i did worse. time to apply to schools that don't require it :(

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby tmc » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:52 pm

Indigojoker wrote:my scores have not been released yet. The answering system says that they have my test on record but scores are not available yet, is it common for scores to come out at different times? Or do they all come out at the same time?

Yeah, that happens. Could be that only one of the versions is out, or their database hasn't finished updating all the scores or something.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:53 pm

Indigojoker wrote:my scores have not been released yet. The answering system says that they have my test on record but scores are not available yet, is it common for scores to come out at different times? Or do they all come out at the same time?


Make sure to use your registration number, not SSN.

anerac wrote:what do you consider "bad"? because i'm pretty sure i did worse. time to apply to schools that don't require it :(


Oh, mine is bad. Significantly less than my practice exams, when I actually felt MORE confident about the real test. I'm still going to apply to the same schools, though. I'm not applying anywhere too high up, so I figure I should be ok, since everyone tells me the PGRE isn't the be all and end all.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby Indigojoker » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:02 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
Indigojoker wrote:my scores have not been released yet. The answering system says that they have my test on record but scores are not available yet, is it common for scores to come out at different times? Or do they all come out at the same time?


Make sure to use your registration number, not SSN.


I did use my registration number. What's going on here???

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby mhazelm » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:04 pm

It's killing me - I know now from all of you that the scores are out, but I am about to embark on finals week from hell... five nasty upper level finals in four days and finishing my applications that are due Dec. 15! I'm too scared to call and find out...if it's bad (it's definitely not going to be as good as your scores have been) it will psych me out too much and I'll do badly on finals... but dang it, the scores are out and I wanna know...

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby trani » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:51 pm

my hopes for the 800 club were smashed...

trani = 790

Maybe I can get an honorable mention... :)

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby Ren » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:10 pm

got the score!
well atleast it's not a total disaster even though it's way lower than my practice score.
I just hope it's good enough for most of the programs i'm applying. :?

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby dexgen » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:35 pm

990 (holy sh*t!!)

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby naroays » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:21 am

I got 940!

My GRE general scores were decent too. I got 740 + 800 in verbal and quant.

While I know that a good score doesn't help that much whereas a bad score surely hurts, I'm pretty satisfied! Congrats to everyone! Remember to celebrate!! I am soooo glad these silly tests are over.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby 99percent » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:51 am

I got 950... :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :P

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby rohit » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:16 pm

Well. Fu*k. 760(67%). Time to forget about top 30 i think.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby mrjammin » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:02 pm

:cry: sigh... 780....

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby aditi405 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:49 pm

i guess its a stupid question but i dont wanna use a credit card to get my scores since i wont be applying this year (coz i know my results will be terrible). So i guess i'll have to wait for them to mail it right? or am i wrong abt the credit card requirement?

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby coreycwgriffin » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:16 am

aditi405 wrote:i guess its a stupid question but i dont wanna use a credit card to get my scores since i wont be applying this year (coz i know my results will be terrible). So i guess i'll have to wait for them to mail it right? or am i wrong abt the credit card requirement?


Wait, what?

You get your scores in the mail no matter what.

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby aditi405 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:29 am

no no, i think i din explain it properly. i know they mail it anyway, but I thought like one can see the toefl scores on their profile page with ETS, that it would be similar for PGRE scores. I don wanna waste 20$ or whatever the amount on getting the scores by phone and at the same time I cannot wait to know my scores

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby robertson » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:09 am

Mmm you cannot have everything. The only way to know the scores before getting the mail is to call ETS. If you cannot wait a couple of weeks to get the mail, call them and pay the 12 USD. There is no way to see them with any internet account like TOEFL. Bye!

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Re: NOV 8 are scores out

Postby mhazelm » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:45 pm

Never mind about applying to Harvard. I just called and got my score. It's BAD. Like, below 20%. I will apply to the other schools on my list, but short of a miracle it looks like I'm not going anywhere next year. :(




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