Different institutions for general/subject

iatheia
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Different institutions for general/subject

Postby iatheia » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:42 am

I put different institutions for the General and the Physics test, though, I did ask for both of the scores to be sent out. But because they didn't have the results for them quite at the same time, and have sent out General results about two weeks prior the Physics results becoming available, I am curious. Will they sent them to schools listed for the General test, or would I need to order additional scores?

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby wavicle » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:48 pm

Can't you wait until you are technically accepted before sending official scores? A number of departments I've seen say that unofficial score report is fine for screening purposes.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby iatheia » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:51 pm

I was not aware that such a thing was possible... From some of the posts on these forms I've read that the departments urge you to submit all the scores prior to the deadline.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby midwestphysics » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:03 pm

iatheia wrote:I was not aware that such a thing was possible... From some of the posts on these forms I've read that the departments urge you to submit all the scores prior to the deadline.


They do, but for most an unofficial score report, like a copy of the one sent to you from ETS or a copy of your online score report usually suffices. Check with the department, but a lot of them do allow you to send unofficial scores, and then submit official reports as a formality of acceptance.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby iatheia » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Thanks, will do.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby InquilineKea » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:08 am

Does an estimated GRE General score (right after taking the computerized version) count?

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby iatheia » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:18 am

InquilineKea wrote:Does an estimated GRE General score (right after taking the computerized version) count?

Doubtful. There is too big of a range in their estimates. They are primarily for yourself.
When did you take the exam?

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby InquilineKea » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:37 am

I'm planning to take it on December 10. Berkeley EPS (Dec 21 due date) is fine if I don't report it by the time I submit - not sure about other schools

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby iatheia » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:58 pm

That... was an incredibly silly thing to do. The results _should_ be out before December's end, but still. Why did you register so late when you knew you are going to be applying to grad schools this year?
At least say that you already took pgre.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby bfollinprm » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:17 pm

Don't worry about it, you'll be fine. Almost every application I submitted had an option to either submit scores or submit a date in which I planned on taking the test--as long as they have the scores by February, there's no problem.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby InquilineKea » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:50 pm

wow - so if I seriously ****ed up my GREs, I could actually retake my GREs in 6 weeks and still get my scores in?

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby bfollinprm » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:27 pm

No, it takes at least a month for scores to be reported after you take them.

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby InquilineKea » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:48 pm

Why does it take so long if scores are reported back in 10-15 days?

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Re: Different institutions for general/subject

Postby wavicle » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:57 pm

midwestphysics wrote:They do, but for most an unofficial score report, like a copy of the one sent to you from ETS or a copy of your online score report usually suffices. Check with the department, but a lot of them do allow you to send unofficial scores, and then submit official reports as a formality of acceptance.


Can you elaborate on most? Are you sure you're not confusing GREs with transcripts? For example, of all my schools a number of them accept unofficial transcript scans, but every one of them requires an official GRE report.

I'm very much hoping that you're right. I took the PGRE in November, it's cutting close.




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