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I am interested to know how much emphasis admissions departments for graduate programs in Planning put on the GREs.

I have read through the APA's guide to graduate programs and have a general idea of the minimum expected scores but I am unable to ascertain the weight given to the test scores.
 

ian andersen

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i am a masters student at the university of michigan and have gre scores like this-- verbal: just above 500, quantitative: just above 620, analytical: just above 500. not the best scores, just average, as you can see. after visiting schools this spring, the professors there said i had excellent recommendation letters and a good personal statement. conclusion? gre scores are only a small part of the admissions process - don't worry about them - tell the program why you want to be a planner, what you plan to do with your planning education, and relate your personal experiences with the built environment to these two aspects. good luck
 
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