HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Robbie
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HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby Robbie » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:29 pm

I'm an international.

I'm wondering whether a high PGRE assures a PhD offer in physics?

Say, 990/980/970... a top score in PGRE. OK in GRE, TOEFL, GPA and little research exp. Plus a honorable mention in Mathematical Contest in Modeling.


Question is:

Will this ensure a PhD???
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Robbie
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Re: HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby Robbie » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:03 am

Nobody could help?

Nobody in the US knows this?

shep23
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Re: HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby shep23 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:33 am

I'd imagine that even if your other stats are questionable, a high PGRE score would get you into schools in the 70-100 range at the very least. Of course I can't guarantee anything because I'm not an admissions officer, but that's my intuition.

Robbie
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Re: HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby Robbie » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:37 am

shep23 wrote:I'd imagine that even if your other stats are questionable, a high PGRE score would get you into schools in the 70-100 range at the very least. Of course I can't guarantee anything because I'm not an admissions officer, but that's my intuition.

Thanks. I guess you're an US undergrad?

PathIntegrals92
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Re: HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:25 pm

It really depends on...

1) Field you are applying to (look through past profiles for hep-th and you'll see many well qualified applicants get rejected from everywhere)

2) Which schools you apply to ( it's harder for internationals to get admitted to public universities than private)


So if you apply carefully, you should be able to get in somewhere.

LORs are very important! If your gpa is the minimum 3.0, it will be tough.


I'm also not an admissions officer, but for the most part this applies to even domestic students (other than public university thing).

Robbie
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Re: HELP WANTED: Will a high PGRE assure a PhD?

Postby Robbie » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:03 pm

PathIntegrals92 wrote:It really depends on...

1) Field you are applying to (look through past profiles for hep-th and you'll see many well qualified applicants get rejected from everywhere)

2) Which schools you apply to ( it's harder for internationals to get admitted to public universities than private)


So if you apply carefully, you should be able to get in somewhere.

LORs are very important! If your gpa is the minimum 3.0, it will be tough.


I'm also not an admissions officer, but for the most part this applies to even domestic students (other than public university thing).

private vs. public, do you know how to check it quickly with each school...? Check one by one definitely costs some time.
Is HEP-ex / particle physics competitive?




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