Applying to grad school can feel like a maze of requesting documents, taking tests, and writing essays. How do you make sense of it all, and be successful in your quest for admission to a graduate program? The subject matter of this post is pretty straightforward. There’s very little you can do about your transcripts […]
What Does Your College Transcript Say About You?
One of the most important parts of your graduate school application is your GPA. Combined with your GRE score, they hold the greatest weight when it comes to how likely you are to get into a particular school. Unlike your GRE score, though, your GPA has another facet to it: your transcript. Whether your transcript […]
3 Reasons Not to Take the GRE Cold
If you’re reading this, then you’re thinking about taking the GRE without studying. In fact, you’re thinking twice about it. As you should be. Going in cold could make you less likely to earn your best score. Thus, limiting the schools that will accept you meaning you’re more likely to actually study, retake the exam, […]
GRE Score Correlation with 1L GPA at Law Schools
Results of ETS Large Scale National Validity Study During the ongoing expansion of the GRE into law school admissions, law schools frequently cite the predictive validity of GRE scores for law school performance. However, the statistics that back up these claims have not yet been publicly available. PowerScore has been fortunate to receive an advance […]
GRE Scores and GPA: Correlation with Biomed Grad School Outcomes
A perennial question of graduate school applicants is how much influence GRE scores have on admissions. Unlike the role of LSAT or MCAT scores, which are not only of critical importance for their respective programs’ admissions but also operate in a somewhat quantifiable and predictable manner in the admissions process, the role of GRE scores […]
How do “Implicit Associations” Affect Your Performance on the GRE?
Two students are identical in most respects. They have identical SAT scores, identical GPAs, and are both preparing to take the GRE. They both say they’re very motivated to get a top score. Which of them is likely to earn a higher score? A fascinating new article by Melissa J. Ferguson, Professor of Psychology at Cornell, […]