I live in a developing country where the only GRE test center opens very few test dates every year. The next one available is December 20th, which is past the application deadline of several graduate programs . So I have two questions:
- For programs with deadlines before December 20, would they take my application before the deadline without the GRE results? (Full GRE results are sent to schools 10-15 days after the exam date)
- For programs with deadlines after December 20, if I can show I took the exam before their deadline, would they take my application before the deadline without the GRE results, which they will receive a few days later?
I could write to programs to explain the situation, and attach a screenshot of the GRE website with dates available for my country (which is easily verifiable in the GRE website). Don't know when each program reviews application, but if it's in January, they would have received my GRE results by then.