The GRE

What is the GRE?

The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is a “multiple choice” computer based test which is used  as part of the admissions process for many graduate programs in the U.S., Canada and the rest of the world. The current GRE will be replaced by the “Revised GRE” on August 1, 2011.  Since, the “Revised GRE” will not take effect until August 1, 2011 it will not affect those wishing to start graduate school in the fall of 2010. If  you are interested in learning about the “Revised GRE” please visit  our GRE blog.

How do I register for the GRE?

Complete  information for GRE regisgtration may be found at the GRE site. You schedule your own appointment for the test. You can take the GRE approximately 18 days each month.

What is a GRE score?

You will receive three separate GRE scores.

1. GRE Quantitative which is reported on a 200 – 800 scale on the current GRE and from 130 – 170 on the Revised GRE

2. GRE Verbal which is reported on a 200 – 800 scale on the current GRE and from 130 – 170 on the Revised GRE

3. GRE Analytical Writing which is reported on a scale of 0  – 6 on both the current GRE and the Revised GRE.

Graduate schools use your GRE score as part of your application. They are free to use the scores in any way that choose. Furthermore, some schools may take the average of multiple GRE test scores and some may take the highest.

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