Also worth noting, GRE scores are good for 5 years, so you have time to decide on the program that fits you best!
The testing experience also is more personalized. While other graduate-level admissions tests require you to answer each question in order and do not allow you to see what is ahead or to go back, the GRE General Test gives you more control and freedom. You can apply more of your own test-taking strategies within each section, because you can:
- change your answers
- mark questions
- skip questions and return to them
- navigate freely
You always have the option to take the test again and send only the scores you want schools to see. You do not have to send your scores if you feel you didn’t do your best! This is called the ScoreSelect® option, and you can learn how it benefits you here.
In addition to being more at ease during the testing experience, submitting GRE scores can actually be a strategic decision that helps round out your application package. Because the GRE General Test covers a range of skills across its three sections, your scores could help fill particular gaps in your experience. For example, if your background is quant-heavy, solid Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing scores will complement those capabilities.
Taking the GRE General Test may even be a way to differentiate yourself among traditional MBA, specialized business master’s and law applicants.
Every aspect of the test is meant to help you show your best, have more options and ultimately pursue the degree and career path of your dreams.
Submitting GRE scores is a strategic decision that can help round out your application package.