Graduate Record Examination

About the GRE

Why take the GRE? General Test is required by many graduate programs, including physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, occupational therapy, as well as veterinary medical schools.

Important Notes:

The GRE is a computerized exam offered year-round. Paper versions are available in areas of the world where computer based testing is not available.

Unofficial preliminary score report given at the end of the test. Official score reports will be sent 10-15 days after test date.

Examinees may take the test once every 60 days, and no more than 5 times within a 12-month period.


Test Sections

Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Questions: 40
  • Number of Minutes: 70
  • Score: 130-170
  • Topics Covered: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability & statistics, & data interpretation

Analytical Writing

  • Questions: 2 essays
  • Number of Minutes: 30/essay
  • Score: 0-6
  • For topics covered, visit www.testprep.msu.edu