So I took the gre and my scores were not so hot--one was 147 and the other 151. I don't know which one is verbal and which is math, I didn't dwell too much on it after I saw the scores. I do not have time to retake.
I emailed the school and asked what average scores are that they accept. This is bad, but I would love to get in, but if I didn't, I would not be absolutely heartbroken because I want to be able to flat pay for it without loans.I am not at that point yet of being able to pay for it.
What do you think of the scores? The scale is from 130-170.
Feb 8, '13
This is a link to a scores chart that compares the old scores with the news ones. The chart is on page 24.
I don't know what school you are trying for, but I know a lot of masters nursing programs
I have looked at require a minimum of 153 verbal and 144 quantitative, so don't beat yourself up- you did pretty well! Plus, if your program doesn't specifically state the required scores, maybe their specific requirements are a little more loose.
If this was your first time taking the GRE, bravo. I had to take it twice. My first scores were a new level of 'awful.'
Feb 9, '13
I don't really know why in this day and age schools
still require these tests. What do they prove? I would think your GPA from your bachelors would be significant enough. I looked into many schools for my MSN and immediately passed on the ones that required GRE test scores.
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Feb 9, '13
Yes, it was my first time. Unfortunately, the one school I really wanted to go to requires the test. When I looked at score conversion it was like a 500 something for math (or 600 something if it happens to be the higher score of the two) and 400 something verbal. It added to like 1030-1060 or so. My GPA from Bachelor's was a 3.4 overall. I think it was higher for nursing specifically.
Feb 16, '13
So, the school I am getting ready to apply to will not tell me. In other news, I just have to look over my purpose statement and tweak it, pick my school, put my test scores in and hit submit. Kind of excited--to be done with the application process and hopefully going to get a MPH.
Feb 18, '13
So, my official scores were 145 (math) and 151 (verbal) and 3.5 (writing). Oh, well. We will see how it goes. I submitted my application today. I have to find out from the school if there is a supplemental application specifically for the school (the one I did is for Schools of Public Health Application Service).
If it is meant to be, it will be. I wish my luck would change for the better though!! It would be a dream if I got a public health nurse position and got accepted for a MPH. It would be an absolute dream.
Apr 25, '13
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I don't really know why in this day and age schools still require these tests. What do they prove? I would think your GPA from your bachelors would be significant enough. I looked into many schools for my MSN and immediately passed on the ones that required GRE test scores.
I concur -- the GRE is a bunch of baloney (and money-making racket!). How can one test measure how well you'll succeed at the graduate level? I'm currently an MPH student at a CEPH accredited program that did not require the GRE, my qGPA is a 3.95, and I'll be graduating this August. Bah!
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