Less-than-stellar PGRE score

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Less-than-stellar PGRE score

Postby companion_cube » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:08 pm

eh
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Re: Less-than-stellar PGRE score

Postby grae313 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:34 pm

companion_cube wrote:I'm applying for 11 universities, 2 of which are rated in the top 10, 5 between top 10 and top 20, and 4 of which are between the top 30 and 52 (by USNews).


I think this sounds like a pretty good mix. Especially if your letter writers have connections at the schools to which you are applying, with good research and letters you've got a shot. Remember it's always a bit of a crap shoot though, and you probably also have a shot of not getting admitted anywhere. Safeties are your friend.

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Re: Less-than-stellar PGRE score

Postby companion_cube » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:46 pm

Well then...
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Re: Less-than-stellar PGRE score

Postby companion_cube » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:52 pm

Nope.
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Re: Less-than-stellar PGRE score

Postby grae313 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:34 am

I was considering your lower 4 to be safeties. Remember it's perfectly possible to find lower ranked schools that have excellent and highly-regarded research going on in your area of interest, and that is the ideal safety school.

Apply now and if you don't get in anywhere you are excited about, you can take a year to strengthen your application. I have heard 10+ anecdotal stories of this and it has never hurt an application.




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