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US grad schools, no GRE
« on: December 21, 2008, 04:10:29 PM »
Hi
Any US grad schools not requiring the GRE? If I were to take it it would delay the semester I would start grad school, should I choose to go to the US. I have one semester of undergrad left before graduation.
I am Canadian, and only recently gave thought to applying in the US, and as such I never bothered with the GRE
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Most recent 1.5 years GPA 3.7
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4 papers (2nd and 3rd authors)
1 Book chapter (first author) accepted but not yet printed
and a couple more papers not yet submitted
Some awards, can get good ref. letters, some chemistry related volunteer experience such as demonstrations.

So do any US universities overlook the GRE?

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 04:17:07 PM »
No, you will need to take the GRE.
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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 04:53:10 PM »
You do not have to have the GRE taken before you apply though. You just have to be scheduled to take it. I know the deadlines for a lot of schools are very near, but they will conditionally accept the application if you are scheduled to take the GRE relatively soon.

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 09:45:31 PM »
Purdue University doesn't require GREs!

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 10:17:55 PM »
Purdue University doesn't require GREs!
Well, not quite.  Purdue university itself doesn't require it, however each department has it's own rules and many of them do require a GRE score.  You need to check with your department of Purdue to see what their requirements are.

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008, 02:47:48 AM »
If you want a fellowship in the chemistry Purdue department, it might matter:
http://www.chem.purdue.edu/FAQ/admdeadlines.asp

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 04:53:15 PM »
University of New Mexico and University of New Hampshire do NOT require the GRE. 

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Re: US grad schools, no GRE
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 09:34:54 PM »
I think picking grad schools based on a lack of a GRE requirement to save a semester (even a year) is a mistake, but that's just me.

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