I took the GRE this morning!! Did OKish but was honestly hoping/expecting a tad better: 740Q 550V and between a 4.5 and a 5.5 on the essays but in my estimation a 5.
I was actually really rushed finishing the math section and had 10 questions with only 10 mins to do them
. There were probably 3 that I 'guessed' on (and likely missed), which is more than I had seen on any practice test. Whatever. Didn't study any of the vocab lol and looked at recommended essay formats the night before. For my econ grad program the quant is the only score that matters as long as you don't completely bomb the verbal. Glad this damn test is out of the way so I can focus on my cal and linear equations classes. Anticipated start date is 08/2012
75% sure I'm gonna stay in Texas for in-state tuition so my legit options are UH (blah fallback), A&M (OBNOXIOUS and I'm not a big fan of C-Stat maybe that could change?), and the dark horse school UT Dallas (exciting program which is rising fast in ranks!). They're all cheap as balls so that's a plus
Btw if anyone is a letter of recommendation or two short, I would advise you to speak with a prof in your field from a local university (community college in my case) and offer your services as a tutor. I'm doing it free (see LoR [hopefully]) for a few hours a week for intro econ classes. Works well to show the prof you know your shit and are involved with the college. Also, if you've never been a tutor before, it can be rewarding helping students learn and shit. Don't bang your pupils though