Know what you want to go to grad school for, but aren’t sure which schools are out there that match your needs and academic level? To help students learn more about what different grad programs are out there, the ETS offers the GRE Search Service to connect you with grad programs and business schools after you’ve taken the GRE.
Learn more about how to sign up for the GRE Search Service and what you might get out of it with this article.
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If you’re planning to take the GRE in 2018 or 2019, you may want to start preparing your GRE schedule. Unfortunately, ETS only releases GRE test dates about a year in advance. However, we’ve done the hard work of scouring past test date patterns to predict future GRE testing dates.
This guide predicts the 2018-2019 GRE test dates with a fair amount of certainty, and we’ll update the test dates when there’s new information from ETS. We’ll also discuss the importance of planning when you’re going to take the general GRE and give you four important factors to consider when deciding on your GRE exam date.
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Once a staple of the resume template, the resume objective has fallen out of style for most job applications. But do you still need a resume objective for a graduate school resume? What are the cases where a graduate school resume objective helps rather than harms you?
In this guide, I explain what objectives are, when you should use them, and how to craft a perfect one for your grad school resume.
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The best way to figure out how to get a high Analytical Writing score is to look at a GRE essay sample, but doing so without any guidance can be overwhelming. How do you show insight? Do typos affect your score? What’s a good way to keep your essay organized?
We’ll answer all these questions for you (and more!) in this article by analyzing four real GRE essay examples and highlighting the key features you’ll want to include in your own essays.
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Of all the different kinds of questions on the GRE, the GRE Issue essay question can seem like the most daunting to answer completely correctly. Instead of choosing from a selection of already-made answers or filling in a numerical solution, you must write hundreds of words in an attempt to fulfill rubric criteria, knowing that there is no one right answer to the question.
To help make this Herculean task more manageable, we’ll go over the Issue essay GRE rubric in depth and offer our top GRE Issue essay tips to help you score highly every time.
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Of all the various types of questions on the GRE, Analytical Writing questions can seem like the trickiest ones to answer perfectly. Not only do you have to write hundreds of words to answer the Argument essay GRE question, but there’s also no one set correct answer that you can give and automatically get it right.
So how do you reliably score well on the GRE Argument essay? In this article, we’ll focus in on what goes into a high-scoring response and offer some GRE Argument essay tips to help you consistently write essays that meet those standards.
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How long ago did you take the GRE? Was it before August of 2011? More or less than five years ago? Your answers to these questions determine if you can still send out your old GRE scores.
In this article, I’ll explain how to get old GRE scores and if they’re still valid. I’ll also cover how to convert scores from the old GRE score range to the new one.
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If you’re thinking about applying to grad school, you might be curious about how the programs you’re considering compare to each other. So why not look up graduate school rankings? Unfortunately, there’s no master list that ranks every single graduate program, and in fact, some types of programs don’t have grad school rankings at all.
While Ph.D. and master’s degree rankings can certainly be a useful tool when choosing which schools to apply to, how much they really matter depends on what kind of program you’re pursuing. Read on to learn more about what goes into grad school rankings and why they might be important for you.
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You’re done with the GRE, done at last! Now all you need to do is send your score reports to the right schools, using the ETS code. But what is an ETS code, and why do you need it? I’ll go over both of these things, along with how to look up the ETS codes for the schools you’re applying to, in this article.
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The GRE is pretty intimidating — taking a test that changes its difficulty level depending on how many questions you answer correctly can seem scary and a little dystopian at first. As such, it’s totally normal to want GRE help, especially given how important the exam is for grad school admissions.
There’s an abundance of resources for GRE test help out there, and in this article, I’ll go over the pros and cons of each one to help you decide what’s right for you.
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