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  1. 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
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    About Kurlyz26

    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 20
    Research Assistant for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Specialty: Pediatrics, Neo-Natal


  3. by   iriska_meller
    dear Kurlyz!
    First of all, I want to let you know that your resume looks really great. You GPA, work and research experience all speak to your advantage. If you couldn't re-take the GRE I would just advise you to relax. However, since time still permits, I think you should retake the test for your own peace of mind. Some schools do not place that high an emphasis on GRE scores. In terms of preparation - 2 weeks is enough to work thru a good GRE book. concentrate on test taking techniques. In my experience, math is easier improved than verbal. go through their quizzes and sample tests. you could also get some 50-100 points on your verbal by using flashcards to learn all those terrible words that no one ever uses I wish you the best of luck and I'm sure you will get into the school you want!