I'm applying to grad school and my GRE score is low. I don't have time to re-take it before the deadline for applications. How should I go about sending in applications if my GRE score is lower than the minimum requirement?

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Testing a lot of time separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Some people shy away from tests and if it is a requirement to get into a certain program, the admissions director will likely skip completely over the application if test scores (however low or high they are) are not shown. It just another step.
GRE scores like other test scores don't really accurately show your ability for grad school. If you have a decent GPA in undergrad and/or other things to show such as Honor Society ranking or something like that, you are most likely to get a fair shake in most grad school programs.
If your score doesn't technically disqualify you from even applying at all (some schools have a cutoff point and won't even accept applications from those whose GRE score is less than a certain point), still apply! GRE scores are hit and miss in terms of usefulness, and different schools place different emphases on this part of the application. Don't at all count yourself out if you have a sub-par GRE score.

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