Is it always neccessary to take the GRE? If you have been out of school for almost 10 years, and now are just looking to get a Masters in Library Science to be a librarian while the kids are at School, is it possible to substitute life experience for the GRE? Have you heard of people going part time and bypassing the need for the GRE?
I am planning on applying to top top schools. I am working on my Thesis and am seeking to get it published. Would it be more prestigious in eyes of the admissions people to have it be just me as oppose to writing it along with a Professor? If am able to do a Thesis of publishable quality on my own, how much better off am I not bringing in a Professor to co-author? Does it make much of a difference?