Originally Posted by Markp
Unless you are below the averages for where you are applying... In general, I think you are wasting your time, but if the school expects 700+ on both sections, then hell ya... go for it!
Define strong? Were you working on an R1 grant, or some smaller grant, when we start talking the upper range of things then splitting hairs becomes more important... were you a lab manager, or just a worker? That kind of distinction can be important at the outer limits. (I assume since you want to have a 1400+ GRE score that this might be the case... Yes, LOL, academic profiling.)
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I was primary coordinator for an R01, and also helped organize and write an R21 that looks likely to be funded. I'm pushing my scores because I can't take any chances... rejection is a funny teacher.
Thanks for the info about Dr. Holloway. I am thinking about applying in DC, as I went to undergrad there at AU, but the cost of moving the husband to NYC and paying to live in DC myself is more substantial than we could handle. I have a school in New Jersey and a couple in NY outside the city on the list too, am also stretching LA to include Santa Barbara and San Diego. Hopefully that'll help (?? (eeek! so stressed... and it's only September))