The availability of GRE scores depends on whether paper or computer format is used. With the paper-delivered exam, scores are accessible from a student's "My GRE Account" about six weeks after the test was taken. Results of the computer-delivered test are online in 10 to 15 days.Continue Reading
People who have taken the computerized test are able to obtain unofficial scores for the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections at the testing center right after the exam. However, results of the analytical writing component are not available then.
The GRE website lists approximate results dates for each date the exam is offered.Learn more about Standardized Tests
Some ways to quickly boost a GRE score are to create vocabulary flash cards and spend some time each day learning vocabulary, and to spend time each day brushing up on math concepts that are on the test. Another way to quickly boost a GRE score is to spend time working on practice tests and carefully studying the answer explanations for any missed questions.Full Answer >
For most schools and fields, a good GRE score falls at the 80th percentile, or 159 verbal and 161 quantitative. Some programs accept scores as low as the 60th percentile: 154 verbal and 155 quantitative. Scores at the 90th percentile, 163 verbal and 165 quantitative, provide ample doctoral opportunities.Full Answer >
The GRE is a test for students seeking an advanced degree that measures critical thinking, analytical writing skills, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning. The test questions are not related to a particular area of study. Instead, the test is designed to provide an overview of a student's general knowledge.Full Answer >
Three good GRE study tips are to brush up on high school math, increase vocabulary by reading widely and take a GRE prep course. The GRE is a standardized test that is required for admission to most graduate schools in the United States.Full Answer >