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1. How long is the GRE?
The full test is 3 hours and 45 minutes long. There are six sections, with a 10-minute break following the second section.
|Test Section||# of Questions||Timing Per Section|
|Verbal Reasoning (2-3 sections)||20 per section||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning (2-3 sections)||20 per section||35 minutes|
|Analytical Writing||2 essay topics||30 minutes each|
One of the sections—Verbal or Quantitative—is experimental and doesn’t count towards the score, but test-takers are not told which of the three sections it is.
2. How many times can I take the GRE?
Students can take the GRE up to 5 times in a year, with a minimum of 21 days between tests. You must retake the entire test, not just a section. Because the most competitive graduate programs require top scores, including those in the Los Angeles area like UCLA and USC, you should leave room in your schedule for at least one retake.
3. Where/when can I take the test?
The test is offered at Prometric test centers. If you’re in Los Angeles, Culver City is likely the closest location.
4. What’s a good GRE score for schools like UCLA?
A “good” score varies depending on the program, but applicants should try to score at least in the middle range of accepted students. Many schools in the Los Angeles area have minimum GRE scores. For example, USC’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program requires a minimum score of 150 on each section. Of course, the minimum score is just a starting point, and most students need to score much higher to gain admission. The UCLA Anderson School of Business, for example, has an average Verbal score of 162 and Quantitative score of 167, difficult scores to achieve without significant preparation.
5. When should I start studying for the GRE?
As soon as you’ve decided to apply for a competitive graduate program, preferably several months in advance, take a diagnostic test to get an idea of your starting point and how far you are from your goal. If you require a score increase of more than a few points on each section, you should plan at least a few months to prepare.
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for GRE test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an GRE crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the GRE, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the GRE essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire GRE test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire GRE test, including test-taking strategies and all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.