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The GRE® General Test

Considering Graduate School Fall 2023? Take the GRE now!
Whether you are applying for graduate degree from BYU or another university, GRE test scores are used to evaluate applicants for admission. Starting early can be a key to success, especially if you are considering retaking the GRE multiple times. You should begin this process as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary stress as deadlines approach.

For help planning when to take the GRE

When is the right time to take the GRE?

Suggestions from faculty and previous grad students

GRE Prep:

BYU GRE Prep Courses
- $650 for a 5 week course
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The Princeton Review offers courses throughout the year.
- Options include courses for 162+ score guaranteed, increasing your score by 10 points, or understanding the fundamentals.

You can borrow or purchase a used GRE Prep book (they should include vocab lists, practice tests and test-taking strategies) from any of the following places: BYU Library, Facebook Marketplace, DI or a second hand book store. Amazon also has GRE Prep books like this one:

Union Test Prep has free flashcards, study guides, and practice tests.

Online GRE practice exams:

- Manage the clock when taking practice exams

- Spend 1-2 hours in the math problem sections every day for the month before taking the test

- Writing section videos