According to Abbreviationfinder, GRE stands for Graduate Record Examinations.
For individuals who wish to apply for admission to a master’s and / or doctoral program abroad, most universities require GRE test results to be sent to them. Colleges use GRE test results to compare applicants with different academic backgrounds.
Structure of the exam
There are two modalities of the GRE exam, the general exam and the subject exam.
The general exam (GRE General) is adaptive and is presented by computer. This test assesses your verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. The subject exam (GRE Subject), is administered only by paper and pencil and assesses your academic knowledge in specific studies, such as Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.
Although most universities only ask for the GRE General test, some academic programs and scholarship programs also request the GRE test by subject. Check directly with the colleges to which you are applying.
The GRE General exam costs $ 170 and the GRE subject exam costs $ 150. These prices may change without prior notice.
How to register
There are four ways to register:
Online: Register at www.ets.org/gre.
Payment must be made using credit card: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and VISA. The credit card does not necessarily have to be in your name, you can use that of another person with whom you make prior arrangements.
By phone: Call 001-443-751-4995 (Maryland, USA). Payment must be made using credit card: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and VISA. The credit card does not necessarily have to be in your name, you can use that of another person with whom you make prior arrangements.
For other payment methods please visit the GRE page.
Score and results
The verbal section of the exam is evaluated between 200 and 800 points. The math section is also valid for 200 to 800 points. The writing section is evaluated separately on a scale of 0-6.
Immediately after taking the GRE General exam, you have the option to view or cancel the results. If you choose the “view” option you will be able to see the unofficial result.
You will also have the option to send the results to four different colleges, and a copy will be sent to your home address. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE RESULTS AND THEN CANCEL THEM.
To see the list of codes for institutions that accept GRE results, please visit http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/GRE/pdf/gre_0607_tcli st.pdf
The results of the General and Subject GRE exam are valid for five years.
The GRE General exam is administered throughout the year in centers authorized by ETS. In Mexico, the GRE General exam is administered by computer in authorized centers in the Federal District, Guadalajara and Monterrey several times a week throughout the year. For more information on authorized centers and application dates, visit www.ets.org/gre
The GRE subject exam is administered by paper and pencil in authorized centers in Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mérida, Monterrey and Puebla only three times a year. For more information on authorized centers and application dates, visit www.ets.org/gre
Several Educational Counseling Centers have preparation material for the GRE exam, some of these materials are for internal consultation, home loan or are for sale. If you live outside of Monterrey, please contact the educational counseling center closest to your home for more information. For a complete list of educational counseling centers visit: http://www.educationusa.state.gov/centers/#MEXICO
The IIE has a list of preparation courses for the GRE, offered by schools and private teachers in the Federal District and the metropolitan area. If you require this information, please send an email to: [email protected]