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Old Jan 12th 2016, 07:04 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by randomsoldier1337 View Post
I had a question regarding the graduate physics course. Say if my application is falling just a bit short of satisfactory for any reason, would the mathematics GRE scores sway things just enough in my favour?
I'm told that the GRE makes a big difference in getting into graduate school.

See: http://www.princetonreview.com/grad-...vice/gre-myths
FACT: While the weight placed on your GRE score in relation to other factors (undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, relevant experience in your chosen field, etc.) will vary from program to program, poor GREs can seriously hurt your chances of admission. In addition, GRE scores are an important factor when it comes to awarding teaching and research assistantships and merit–based financial aid.
I know that most schools don't give particular importance to the GREs and even when they do give substantial importance, it is only to the general and the physics GREs. So just thought I'd make sure if giving the mathematics GRE would be worth my while.
I recommend that you contact the graduate school that you'd like to go to and talk to them. Ask them the questions that you're asking us. They are in a position to know much more about these things than we do.
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Old Jan 12th 2016, 08:41 AM   #12
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Of course. Sorry about that. I keep forgetting I could do that.
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Old Jan 12th 2016, 09:03 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by randomsoldier1337 View Post
Of course. Sorry about that. I keep forgetting I could do that.
No worries. In fact one of the things that you'll learn along the way is that when you ask someone a question the answer comes to you merely by the asking. You get to know how a person thinks and can sometimes predict what they'll say. So you get into the habit of attempting to figure out what the person will say before you ask him. You'll see exactly what I mean as you go along.
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