For Graduate School

Why take the GRE® General Test for Graduate School?

You have the power to do your best, the flexibility to apply more of your own test-taking strategies and the option to send only your best scores to the graduate program of your choice.

The test that works harder for you.

The GRE® General Test is the one admissions test that can be used to apply to a range of master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business and doctoral programs. That means you only need to take one test to have a world of options within reach. Continue reading to learn how you will benefit from choosing the GRE® General Test for your graduate school applications.

Are you exploring your options?

Read more about the graduate school journey

Apply to the graduate program of your dreams.

GRE® scores are accepted by thousands of graduate and business programs worldwide, many of them ranked among the best. Scores are valid for five years, so even if you’re not set on your destination now, you have time to explore and decide.

See the full list of graduate schools and fellowship sponsors that accept GRE® scores

Send only your best scores with the ScoreSelect® option.

When you take the GRE® General Test more than once, you can choose which scores you send to schools. It takes some of the pressure off so you can focus on doing your best, and it’s only available with GRE® tests.

See how the ScoreSelect® option works

The GRE® Advantage

Only the GRE® General Test has features that let you apply more of your own test-taking strategies. Within each section, you can:

  • Preview and review questions
  • Skip questions and go back
  • Change answers
  • Use an on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section

This is great news, because recent data shows that most GRE® test takers who changed answers went from wrong to right and boosted their scores. And all test takers who skipped a question and later completed it saw the same or better scores.

To see the features in action, try the test for free >

Help Schools Find You.

The FREE GRE® Search Service can help match you with the right institutions. Just add your profile to the database of prospective students, and graduate school recruiters around the world will be able to find you.

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