Understanding Your Scores

Your official GRE® score report contains your:

  • Contact information (name, phone number and email)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Intended graduate major
  • Test date(s)
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks
  • Authorized score recipients or fellowship sponsors and the scores reported to those institutions
  • Cumulative record of scores reported within the last five years

Official score reports sent to the institutions you designate include your:

  • Contact information (name, address, email address and phone number)
  • Intended graduate major
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks

Score reports sent to institutions will not include any information concerning the other score recipients you have chosen. Additionally, institution score reports include only the scores that you selected to send to them using the ScoreSelectSM option. There will be no special indication if you have taken additional GRE tests. See a sample Graduate Institution score report.

Score Reporting

GRE scores are reportable for five years after the testing year in which you tested (July 1 to June 30). Currently, scores earned from July 1, 2008 to the present are available. With the ScoreSelect option, you can decide which scores to send to the institutions you designate.

Percentile Rank

Each GRE test score is reported with a corresponding percentile rank. A percentile rank for a score indicates the percentage of examinees who took that test and received a lower score. Regardless of when the reported scores were earned, the percentile ranks for Subject Test scores are based on the scores of all examinees who tested within a recent time period.

To learn more about how to interpret your GRE scores, download the PDFs below.

Subject Test Interpretive Data

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