Extremely Upset


Specializes in Pediatrics, Neo-Natal.

Hello Everyone,

I am new to the forum but in need of great help and guidance. I am in GREAT pursuit of attending school this coming May in a Direct Entry Program. I am already in NYU's College of Nursing by my hopes are set on attending one of the 3 schools: Columbia, Yale or Johns Hopkins. I am also currently working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Research Assistant, have done extensive research in and outside of the hospital, and have a lot of volunteer experience. I graduated from a small state college with a bachelor's in Psychology with a 3.76..BUT...I just took my GRE today and got a 470 in the verbal and 490 in the math. I am very upset. :(

I only have two more weeks if I want to take this test again before the deadlines for school applications arrive. But along with school and work, I don't have much time to study. What should I do? Should I take them again? Are these scores good enough for these programs? Please help!!!

Thanks everyone and hope to hear from someone REALLY SOON!

K in despair

Did you use the GRE prep books. That's my only recommendation.


Specializes in Looking for a career in NICU.

Oh gosh, that is tough! I have a BS and didn't apply to one ASN program, because guess what? They wanted me to retake my SAT's.

I initiall thought, no problem..I can do this! I bought a book and took the mock SAT...I scored so bad I probably couldn't have even got back into the school I graduated from.

That stuff is HARD when you haven't had it in awhile.

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