I'm going to be applying to grad schools in the fall. I have my sights set on top-tier programs.
I have a near-perfect GPA, solid recommendations (1 academic + 2 work), and good work experience (in both areas: policy and practice).
Do you think that my GRE scores mean a lot to top-tier programs? Quite simply, I'm sick of studying for this crap. I don't plan to get much above a 1300, if that.
I'd like to think that GRE scores are decision factors for people with little to no work experience. And I want to spend more time on my statement of purpose letters and applications than studying for a standardized test.
But am I being too cavalier?