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I took my GREs four years ago..my scores were V:620 Q:670; A: 540. Are these good enough for graduate school (MSN, or MPH)? Considering that some of the schools I am looking at are NYU, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Columbia. Thanks!

I took my GREs four years ago..my scores were V:620 Q:670; A: 540. Are these good enough for graduate school (MSN, or MPH)? Considering that some of the schools I am looking at are NYU, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Columbia. Thanks!

You ought to be able to find the average GREs/GPAs for entry. If not on the web, certainly in any of the many of the grad program directories widely available...

NurseFirst

PS -- but, as with Medical School, it's not just the test scores alone that count. Yes, there are certainly minimum scores that are needed (which you probably will not be able to determine exactly, but can get a pretty good guess at if you get the school statistics....Hey, wait a sec! Why not contact the schools in question??)

Go top the place you want to attend or call and find out if the're good enough.

College counselors are free and you can call one at the place you want to attend. I f they say no, ask another college. I got schollerships though my grades weren't the best.

I can tell you that Hopkins is not overly difficult to get into. Your scores are definitely good enough.

anc33

Specializes in Oncology, Research. Has 7 years experience.

I can tell you that Hopkins is not overly difficult to get into. Your scores are definitely good enough.

Those scores should be good enough for any nursing school. I will tell you that the Hopkins MPH program is very difficult to gain direct entry into but is easy if piggybacked onto the MSN.

Those scores should be good enough for any nursing school. I will tell you that the Hopkins MPH program is very difficult to gain direct entry into but is easy if piggybacked onto the MSN.

My friend went to an information session for UCSF Master's Entry program and was basically told if he didn't have 800s (or whatever the top score is) on his GREs and a 4.0, don't bother to apply...

NurseFirst

anc33

Specializes in Oncology, Research. Has 7 years experience.

My friend went to an information session for UCSF Master's Entry program and was basically told if he didn't have 800s (or whatever the top score is) on his GREs and a 4.0, don't bother to apply...

NurseFirst

I don't know about UCSF but I have friends who gained entry into all four of the schools you mentioned with similar scores. One of my best friends is in the MSN/MPH program at Hopkins with V&Q scores of around 1100.

wouldn't want to offend anyone

When I applied last year, I ended up having to retake the GRE's because my scores were just over 5 years old. That was unexpected and caused some last minute cramming to get refreshed! Although I did manage to raise my original scores substantially; maybe life experience helped!

Anonny

You need to talk to the school admissions directly because they will be able to tell you what scores are required. Most schools will accept the scores that you made, but if it is over five years ago, they will require you to take it again. So, you need to talk and apply soon. Also, the analytical portion of the test is no longer, and you now have to write an essay. Take this into consideration...:)

JBudd, MSN

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Univ. of New Mexico College of Nursing Graduate program just cancelled the GRE requirement this semester (after I took it, naturally :rolleyes:).

They offer many classes totally on line. :coollook:

Quickbeam, BSN, RN

Specializes in Government.

Also, the analytical portion of the test is no longer

Of course! Because that was the only 800 I ever got in my entire flippin' test taking life! :rotfl:

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