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GRE Advice


User: Big_Frank - 19 January 2022 22:25

I am writing here because I would like some advice! Last May I completed my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and I would like to advance my education and earn my Master's Degree. I want to pursue a M.S. in Engineering Management. Out of undergrad my cumulative GPA was 2.993.

Most grad school programs have a requirement that applicants' GPA's be greater than or equal to 3.0. My GPA falls just below that mark. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many grad school programs are deciding to waive the requirement of taking the GRE. Since my GPA is slightly below the threshold, I have been told that taking the GRE and scoring well on it would help my application to appear more valuable and competitive to schools.

Basically I would like advice with determining if taking the GRE would be worth my time. I have heard some schools may round my GPA up & count it as 3.0 and I have been speaking to some admissions counselors about this.

I have spoked to my IRL friends about my predicament and each person said different things. Some said take the GRE and others said don't. Any advice helps.