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

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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 I'm interested in have... Read More


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    I am in the process of studying for the GRE, Im using the princeton review and kaplan also, u have given me motivation that i can get a high score without paying thousands of dollar for a class. I get so discourage sometimes.... but I most hang in there.



    Quote from samianquazi
    Aww, well, thanks!
    I studied daily for about two months by doing tons and tons of GRE practice problems. I bought The Princeton Review's "1,014 GRE Practice Problems" books and worked through problem after problem (the workbook is replete with errors, but they published a free errata for it online). I also got Kaplan's "GRE Exam Verbal Workbook" and studied that.

    Granted, the test was really difficult, but after working tons and tons of problems for two months, doing the problems on the actual test felt like second nature to me. I didn't do any studying for the written section, though.

    Truth be told, I didn't graduate from Tulane with a very high GPA, so I knew I was going to need stellar GRE and prerequisite grades to compensate anyway. Hopefully I'll get all As in the pre-requisite courses this summer, though!
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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?
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    I got 1450 and 5.0 and was very happy with my score. It was competitive for fully funded clinical psych PhD programs that I applied to since I received several interviews (ultimately decided to go for NP instead). MSN programs are less competitive, so I think you're all set. That's a really great score!
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    Quote from fancyeyes
    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

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    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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    Quote from mzaur
    Here is the concordance chart: http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf

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    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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    Quote from KAR813
    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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