Continue to Study and Schedule Admission Test
Purpose: Scholars will learn about the GRE and how they can best prepare for it.
Create Your GRE Study Schedule
The Overall Structure
|Section||Number of Questions||Time|
· One section with two separately timed tasks
|One “Analyze an Issue” task|
One “Analyze an Argument” task
|30 minutes per essay|
· Two sections
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
· Two sections
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
|Unscored or Research Section||Depends on whether Verbal or Quant section was assigned||Depends on whether Verbal or Quant section was assigned|
- Quantitative Range: 130-170
Average Scores= 153 is 51st Percentile
- Verbal Reasoning Range: 130-170
Average Scores= 151 is 52nd Percentile
- Analytical Writing Range: 0-6
Average Score= 3.5 is 42nd Percentile and 4.0 is 60th Percentile
Determining Your Dream GRE Score
Determine your top three graduate schools and programs. Look at their average GRE scores through their admissions page. Take a practice GRE to determine how much work you need to invest to achieve that dream score that will give you a chance at admissions. Prep Scholar an online GRE prep resource provides the following estimates of approximately how many hours you need to study to raise your GRE score across BOTH sections. Note that AAP at UCF offers scholars many free study materials, such as renting study books. For more information contact us here.
5 points = 40 hours
10 points = 80 hours
20 points = 160 hours
30 points = 240 hours
Please note that the weight of the GRE score for admissions varies by field and departments. There exist some departments that do not require the GRE for admissions. For more information consult the websites and/or graduate program coordinators for each program you are interested in.
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