Rae Nishi nishir at
Wed Oct 25 17:38:29 EST 1995

The Educational Testing Service (which administers the GRE) actively
discourages schools from using test scores soley as 'cutoffs' for
consideration.  Having been on several admissions committees and about
to be the Chair of one soon, I can say that even in the initial screen
one looks at the combination of GREs, grade transcripts (note: NOT just
GPA--- some people bomb their first two years in college, then get
straight A's their last two years), and research experience/ letters. 
Certain things will put you at a disadvantage right away:  GREs below
the 50th percentile and an overall GPA significantly below 3.0.

Rae Nishi, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. Cell & Developmental Biology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland Oregon 97201
**that's Orygun, NOT Ora-Gone**

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