“If you are an engineer, for you GRE-level math should be pretty easy. But that doesn’t mean that you take it lightly,” says Sania Nephade, an MKSSSC College of Engineering grad from Pune. She explains: “It was something that I did and later, I realised I shouldn’t have! So you can get a higher score in quant because that is your strength.
“For verbal I would suggest, do that 10 words-a-day stuff to improve your GRE vocab,” she recommends. Sania scored a 319 on the GRE. She felt that her score lay in a ‘territory’ where she was unsure which universities were within her reach and which weren’t. So she enrolled into Jamboree’s admissions counselling.
When asked about her application strategy, Sania says, “I applied for 9 schools in total, out of which in 5 I had ambitious-moderate chances, in 2 I had moderate chances, and in the rest, I was pretty sure of my chances.” She received acceptance letters from Penn State, USC, ASU, NCSU, IIT Chicago and Stevens. She chose Penn State and is currently enrolled in MS Computer Engineering, Class of 2021.