SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I know that a very good GPA can balance out a mediocre/poor GRE, but to what extent does the opposite apply? My prereq GPA is anywhere from 2.94 to 3.16 depending on whether social sciences are included and my overall GPA is 3.36. From what I've seen, this is a bit below what a lot of schools have for their average GPA of 3.5-3.7 (depending on the place). Nonetheless, my GRE scores absolutely cream most of the averages I've seen (580 verbal, 710 quant, a paltry 3.5 analytical but from what I've heard most places don't look at that anyway because it's so subjective). I guess my main question is do most schools put enough weight on the GRE that scores well above average can balance out a mediocre GPA or do most treat the GRE as an "as long as they get 1000, it doesn't matter"?