Are my GRE scores sufficient for an Entry-level MSN program? - page 2

Hi, I ended up taking the GRE exam yesterday at a Prometric testing center. I won't get my analytical writing section scores back for a few weeks, but that's OK, since the entry-level MSN programs... Read More

  1. Visit  mzaur profile page
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    So I just took the "new" GRE...does anyone know if a 155 in math and 152 in verbal are good scores for masters entry?
    Here is the concordance chart: http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf

    I
    would think scoring above 600 on each section and above 4.5 on writing would make you look quite competitive, as long as everything else was in order. Looks like you got 700Q and 490V. Your quant score is great, but the low verbal score will make you look bad. Can you retake it? PM if you want study advice. Verbal is all about memorizing lots of vocab words and doing many practice tests to get used to the reading comprehension. Search quizlet.com for "Barrons 800" for a great vocab list and memorize all those words.
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  3. Visit  fancyeyes profile page
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    Quote from mzaur
    Here is the concordance chart: http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf

    I
    would think scoring above 600 on each section and above 4.5 on writing would make you look quite competitive, as long as everything else was in order. Looks like you got 700Q and 490V. Your quant score is great, but the low verbal score will make you look bad. Can you retake it? PM if you want study advice. Verbal is all about memorizing lots of vocab words and doing many practice tests to get used to the reading comprehension. Search quizlet.com for "Barrons 800" for a great vocab list and memorize all those words.
    THANKS! I think I will retake it cause I didn't really study at all the first time around. It seems like my scores would be competitive for some private schools...but probably not for UCSF...
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    The program I applied to and was admitted said that they viewed 150 on each and 4 on writing as competitive. I scored a 149 and 150 and a 3.5 on my writing and got in. I studied the things I knew I was weak in and went to a free math tips/tricks class which helped a lot. I will admit that I was a little worried about being accepted since I was right on the border and my undergrad GPA was only 3.2, but all pre-reqs and a few additional courses were at a 4.0, so I did have help there.
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    The program I applied to and was admitted said that they viewed 150 on each and 4 on writing as competitive. I scored a 149 and 150 and a 3.5 on my writing and got in. I studied the things I knew I was weak in and went to a free math tips/tricks class which helped a lot. I will admit that I was a little worried about being accepted since I was right on the border and my undergrad GPA was only 3.2, but all pre-reqs and a few additional courses were at a 4.0, so I did have help there.
    Which program was that? I haven't gotten my writing portion score back but I'm guessing it was a 4
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    Ohio State's CNL.
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    Turns out I got a 4.5 on writing!

    Scaled Score Estimated
    Current Score
    Scaled Score % Below Scaled Score Estimated
    Current Score
    Scaled Score % Below Score % Below
    04/13/2013 152 53 155 64 4.5 73



    verbal 53%
    math 64%
    Writing 73%

    Does anyone know what UCSF or SFSU would want? I think the Verbal is pretty low still :/
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    Quote from fancyeyes
    Turns out I got a 4.5 on writing!

    Scaled Score Estimated
    Current Score
    Scaled Score % Below Scaled Score Estimated
    Current Score
    Scaled Score % Below Score % Below
    04/13/2013 152 53 155 64 4.5 73



    verbal 53%
    math 64%
    Writing 73%

    Does anyone know what UCSF or SFSU would want? I think the Verbal is pretty low still :/
    Hey fancyeyes,

    I am not sure what is considered to be a competitive GRE score for UCSF. It is a very hard school to get into though. Here is a link with some GRE ranges and median scores from previous years. It may be of some use to you. Good luck!
    Last edit by stasisfields on May 22, '13 : Reason: link
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    Hey fancyeyes,

    I am not sure what is considered to be a competitive GRE score for UCSF. It is a very hard school to get into though. Here is a link with some GRE ranges and median scores from previous years. It may be of some use to you. Good luck!
    thanks, the Masters entry at UCSF is the only one that really seemed to care about GRE scores...and the deadline is Sept 1st, with scores needing 3 weeks to process...I don't know if I even have time to study to retake it since I'm taking a full schedule of classes this summer :/
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    I heard Boston College places heavy emphasis on the GRE for admissions, as well as deciding who gets grants
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    I heard Boston College places heavy emphasis on the GRE for admissions, as well as deciding who gets grants
    I'm only applying to schools in CA. I think SFSU only cares about getting at least a 4 on the writing section, but I could be wrong?
  12. Visit  nrsintrning profile page
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    Got my scores back...VR-160, QR-165...84th and 91st percentiles, respectively. Though my writing score is only a 4.0, in the 54th percentile... What do you all think? I'm hoping for UCSF but am also looking at many acute care NP programs across the States.


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