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Just took the GRE ...please help !

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To all SRNA and CRNA please help me ! I just took the GRE bomed it got

verbal - 350

math -680

I dont know about the writing protion yet. I have a GPA of 3.36 and just over a year in ICU experience. I was planning to apply to U. of Pitt this Jan, but now that I have no GRE support I dont know where to go from here...can you guys offer me some help ?

thank you

I don't know what GRE requirements for U of Pitt are, but I know people who have gotten in with not so great GRE scores. One just got into UNCC with a score in the 900s, and she didn't do any portion of the written.

Your math score is quite good, it's just your verbal. Is this because english is a second language, or did you just not study for the verbal? Either way, I would think about retaking the test, but only if you have the time to learn GRE vocabulary.

It is definately possible to really improve your verbal score with focused vocab study. As others have mentioned, just get one or two GRE books, they probably have computerized flash cards and vocab quizes.

The admissions committee will already be impressed with you math score and if you do really well on the retake, it will if nothing else remind them of how stupid these tests are

Then there are several schools that don't require the GRE

Most places care more about the math score and yours is great. Call them and ask what they're looking for, and whether strength in other areas makes up for weakness in one area (like GRE verbal score). The good news is you can always retake the GRE, and it shouldn't be too difficult to bring your score up. It just takes some quality time with a prep book or two.

I wouldnt say you totally bombed it at a combined 1030 (is that right?). GRE scores can be important depending on the school but your icu experiences, interviewing and prev nursing school gpa are going to be the deciding factors. I wouldn't worry too much - it's still possible! I was just accepted to univ of cincy with a gre of 1100 (a score from 3 yrs ago and i didnt bother retaking) and 1.5 yr icu experience so far

-good luck:)

Icare4all

Specializes in Critical care.

To all SRNA and CRNA please help me ! I just took the GRE bomed it got

verbal - 350

math -680

I dont know about the writing protion yet. I have a GPA of 3.36 and just over a year in ICU experience. I was planning to apply to U. of Pitt this Jan, but now that I have no GRE support I dont know where to go from here...can you guys offer me some help ?

thank you

Hi Staline88

I would not retake the GRE. I got accepted to 2 schools with a similar GRE. My verbal was not that great at all. Most schools will be more than happy with your math score. Call your school and ask more questions about admission requirements and GRE. Good luck.

thank you everybody for replying...it really helped me a lot...I guess the consensus is not to worry too mcuh and apply anyways. Ill do that for now! thanks again

There arey several schools that don't require the GRE, I would like to suggest that you obtain that list and focus on applying to those schools. Because as we all know the GRE is not really a good indicator on how well students are prepared for grad school. Just a thought.

hi Icare4all

thank you for responding. Do you mind sharing with me what schools you have applied to and more in detail what your stats were like ?

To all SRNA and CRNA please help me ! I just took the GRE bomed it got

verbal - 350

math -680

I dont know about the writing protion yet. I have a GPA of 3.36 and just over a year in ICU experience. I was planning to apply to U. of Pitt this Jan, but now that I have no GRE support I dont know where to go from here...can you guys offer me some help ?

thank you

I would call the schools you are interested in, and talk with them about your GRE score. If they suggest re-taking it (and you really want to go there), do it. Look on amazon, you can get a kaplan study guide specifically for verbal. You obviously don't need help with the math. The kaplan study materials are the best. Good luck!!!!

Not sure if this will help but I just took my GRE and did pretty well on the verbal part.

I only studied for about two days - but what I did memorize was a list of words that I found with Kaplan - "The top" words used on the GRE (like 100 words?). I saw quite a few of them on the GRE. I also looked over the Kaplan "strategies" to use on the test (e.g. forming bridges for analogies) etc.

Hope that helps.

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