Know the Facts*

Beginning August 1, 2011, the GRE Revised General Test will replace the current GRE General Test. The Revised General Test will feature a new design, new types of questions for the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and a new scoring scale (from 130 to 170 in 1 point increments instead of 200-800 in 10 point increments). Scoring for the Analytical Writing section will remain the same.

For information on these changes, sample questions, and free test prep software, visit GRE's website.

Another resouces for help with the GRE can be found through Magoosh.

Plan Ahead

If you wish to take the GRE and your program deadline falls between August 1 and December 1, you must take the GRE BEFORE August 1 for your scores to arrive in time for the deadline.

Applicants who test from August 1 until Mid-October will not receive their scores until late November. Mid-Octoberthrough November test dates will not be reported until early December. Normal score reporting (10-15 business days after test date) will resume in December. Below is a schedule posted by GRE for approximate score reporting dates

Computer-based General Test Dates Approximate Score Report Mailing Dates and View Scores Online Dates
August 1 - September 8 November 8, 2011
September 9-October 2 November 10, 2011
October 3 - October 15 November 17, 2011
October 16 - November 18 December 1, 2011
November 19 - November 28 December 8, 2011
November 29 or later 10-15 days after the test date

*Table from the GRE.

Remember, the MAT is an option for many programs. Before scheduling any test, check your program's requirements to see if test scores are required and, if so, which ones are necessary.

Applications without test scores cannot be reviewed. Check your admission requirements to see if the MAT or GMAT may be a testing option for you. For more information, contact our office.


What will my score be equivalent to on the old score scale?
ETS will publish concordance information after the first round of scores are sent out in late November.

The Graduate Catalog lists the program minimums on the old score scale. How will my score be evaluated on the new scale?
Programs who use test scores as part of their admissions evaluations will look at the percentile of your score. Score percentiles will be available for both the old scores and the new scores. Once ETS makes concordance information public, programs will probably use that as they consider files. Please keep in mind that many program also accept the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Management Admissions Test.

*Information from the ETS website.