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The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, is administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is considered the standard entrance exam for many graduate programs. The GRE is a computer based standardized test designed to measure critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills. The question types are intended to reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do and the skills you need to succeed in graduate and business school programs. It is essentially the SAT for graduate school. The general test is not subject specific which means you will not necessarily be tested on what you learned in your college classes, but rather your reasoning skills. It is also the only graduate entrance exam that allows you to skip questions and go back and change answers in a section. Visit the ETS website to learn more about the GRE and how to register.
Campus GRE Preparation Resources
UNT has several programs to help you prepare for the GRE:
GRE Preparation Course
This six week preparation course provided by the Learning Center is intended to teach you specific strategies and improve your skills in all areas of the test. The course does cost $80. Click here to learn more about the course, course dates, and how to register.
This FREE online video workshop created by the Learning Center is designed to help you become familiar with the structure of the test, types of questions you will encounter, material tested, useful strategies for studying, and what to expect the day of the test. Click on the image below to start watching now.
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development at UNT offers online GRE minicourses. There are two courses and each course is 24 hours long. There is a registration fee for each course. Current UNT faculty, staff, and students are eligible for a discounted rate. Click here for more information.
UNT Dallas GRE Test Prep Course
The UNT Dallas Advising and Student Support office provides a workshop that assists students with properly studying and preparing for the GRE. Each preparation workshop meets for two consecutive Saturdays for a total of 16 hours of instruction. This workshop is typically offered once a semester. Click here for more information.
Online GRE Preparation Resources
There are several online resources that provide free preparation resources and tools for the GRE. Some of these also have additional resources you can pay for, but this is not always necessary.
If you are looking for information on paid test prep services, you can find reviews, service details, and course descriptions for GRE prep courses at Reviews.com.