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GRE Results!

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Sometimes we feelnervous, and some other times we feel overqualified. As international students we come from an educational system that usually prepare us for anything and everything in life. As I was studying for the GRE, I realized that there were many things that I did not know due to the fact that I was never exposed to these materials. Knowing this, I bought 3 books only to prepare for the GRE Psychology, one of two required tests when applying to graduate school in Psychology. I studied and studied for at least 12 weeks and when I finally took the test I felt very nervous and anxious about the results. And now I finally got my score, I obtained a 620 which is good for a Junior Psychology major. I feel very excited about my future applications to graduate school but I especially feel happy because even as an international student, we still overcome our difficulties in a foreign country.

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.     Kahlil Gibran

4 Responses to “GRE Results!”

  1. Nazir Hossain Says:

    Thats great. I’m interested about GRE. I am afraid of it. Is it very difficult???

  2. shijf3 Says:

    congrats!! I want to ask whether you know that there are courses/classes out there that will help you prep for the GRE exam ?! thank you

  3. Richard Says:

    Absolutely! I found great satisfaction as an international student in overcoming barriers during my time in the U.S. It made getting my degree all the more sweet! As to prep materials for the GRE, I wouldn’t recommend doing any courses – just use the Barron’s GRE prep guide and work through it by yourself. It really is all you need!

  4. Rapunzel Says:

    Congratulations Kahlil, that is great! In case you are interested, there is a newly started blog for international students studying psychology in the US at http://tips-us.blogspot.com and I think you would have many important things to share with other psychology students (and you can also post your own questions if you want to).

    Good luck with your future applications!

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