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Missed the reg deadline for the physics GRE

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  1. Oct 14, 2013 #1

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    Normally ETS offers it in November too but it seems to only be offered in October this year. Can I still apply to grad schools without a pgre? Is it possible to still get admitted?
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2013 #2

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    looks like I will be applying to schools where pgre is only strongly recommended.

    I took it 5 yrs ago though and scored a 600. that score has since been purged.
     
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    It is not guaranteed they will have a copy of the Physics test there. When I took it, they got only the one. Good luck!
     
  7. Oct 15, 2013 #6

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    A lot of decent phd programs say subject gre is not required but strongly recommended. What exactly does this mean?

    Also, thanks Vanadium
     
  8. Oct 15, 2013 #7

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    It means that they can accept a GRE-less applicant, but it doesn't mean that they will. It also doesn't preclude them from accepting a student with weaker grades and letters who has taken the subject GRE.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2013 #8

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    Do you think it would help if I staed that I recieved a 600 back when I took it but that score has been deleted from ETS's records and that I couldn't retake it because I missed the deadline? Or do you think my subject gre is too low for that to matter?

    I have a dual degree in EE and physics with a 3.44 gpa overall and much higher in physics from a little known but challenging university. I scored a 760Q 370V on the gre when I took it 2 yrs ago but I intend to retake it next month. I have a lot of research experience from undergrad and I also have a lot of research experience at the grad level (2 co-author publications and a first place award in a research competition with a total of 10 competitors in the final round and about 300 in the first round) when I spent a year in a EE phd program but left because of an illness and since realized I am better suited for a physics grad program. I also intend to have excellent references from my EE grad program (the research was a bit physics-y in nature as well). I also have a lot of industry experience, not that this matters.

    I think I am competitive to some decent top 30 or 40 schools with my stats despite my lack of subject gre scores, but who cares what I think?
     
  10. Oct 15, 2013 #9

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    Well, I emailed the chair at one of my universities of choice to see what his opinion is. We will see if he gets back to me.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2013 #10

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    missed physics gre test deadline

    So I want to go into a physics PhD program. Unfortunately, I was not aware that the test was only offered in september and october and not november like prior years. I will only have the general gre scores to submit. I emailed some of the departments that say the physics gre is not required but recommended. Some say it shouldn't be problem and other say it will put me at a disadvantage against other applicants with physics gre results.

    Am I screwed? Has anyone been accepted into a top 30 or so physics phd program with no physics gre score?

    :(
     
  12. Nov 3, 2013 #11

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    I am considering Stony Brook, Indiana, Wayne State (maybe?), and Michigan State (maybe?)
     
  13. Nov 5, 2013 #12
    I'm in the same boat. My decision to graduate this year came after the deadline for the physics GRE. I'm still applying to 7 grad schools, though:
    University of Minnesota, Brown University, UW-Milwaukee, CUNY, Stony Brook, Brandeis, and University of Pittsburgh. None of them require the physics GRE, although they all the recommend it.

    I'm not really sure what to expect. We'll see.
     
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