how do schools view taking GRE twice?

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drken
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how do schools view taking GRE twice?

Postby drken » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:41 pm

I took the physics GRE back in april (trying to avoid having to take it during fall of senior year). Unfortunately, I didn't do as well as I was hoping to (840). I took it again on Nov 3, and did much better (960). How do schools usually deal with this situation?

I know that UCSB only considers the most recent score; is this the general practice? Or do most schools consider both, or the highest (or lowest)?

Any knowledge would be appreciated.

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grae313
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Postby grae313 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:06 pm

You're fine, don't worry about it.

Your most recent score is most important. No one is going to give two shits that you got an 840 is April.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:09 am

just the fact that you're capable of a 960 makes the 840 irrelevant. you clearly (probably) scored lower in april because you hadn't learned as much physics as you knew in november, and/or had less time to prepare.

i think most of us with high october/november scores would have scored 100 or so points lower if we had to take it in april.




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