GRE and admission to CRNA school

  1. Hello all, I recently submitted applications to two CRNA schools; namely, TCU and Newman. I have a 4.0 GPA, excellent work experience, and CCRN. However, I made a low score on the GRE due to time constraints and study time. Has anyone else gotten into CRNA school with these stats? TCU's website says they like a 302 or higher, but they don't have a minimum requirement. Thank you all!
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  3. by   JWOkStRN
    They'll ask a bout the GRE score in interview. Just be prepared to answer for your short comings. It's only one part of a whole person/package they are evaluating.
  4. by   CV CCRN
    Do you think that they will overlook a low GRE due to my GPA? I plan on retaking it after studying adequately, then sending them those results. The deadline is July 1st, so the results wont be accepted, but i plan on bringing the new scores with me to the interview. Thank you for your reply.
  5. by   JWOkStRN
    I cannot answer to what they will and will not overlook. I do know that should you be granted an interview they will ask you to explain what you feel contributed to the low score. Retaking it is always a good idea if your performance is subpar. I had over a 300 but had a lower Quant score and they inquired about it. I explained that I underestimated the difficulty of the math and that I inadequately prepared for that portion of the exam. I also had a substantially poor GPA from my first degree because I enjoyed socializing more than my major. They asked about that and I explained my immaturity and reinforced that I had demonstrated exceptional academic performance since then. I'm telling you this to show that you can have "deficiencies", yet still be a competitive candidate. There's more to it than just numbers. Best of luck.
  6. by   CV CCRN
    Thank you! What school did you go to?
  7. by   JWOkStRN
    I'm currently attending FIU.
  8. by   C0deNurse
    You got the GPA bro don't sweat it. Just be ready to make up for it during the interview Make it up with clinical knowledge

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