In the United States, the GRE General Test is offered only as a computer-based exam. Your unofficial scores for the multiple-choice Verbal and Quantitative sections of the test may be seen at the end of the test on the computer monitor at the test center of your choosing (see drop-down menu on the ETS website for test sites nationwide). The written responses to the Analytical Reasoning essay questions are sent to GRE headquarters for evaluation.
The range of scores for the Verbal and Quantitative sections 200 to 800 points in 10-point increments. The written Analytical Reasoning section responses are scored from 0 to 6 and then averaged for a single score.
Official score reports for all three sections are mailed to you (and up to two universities you designate on the day of testing) in approximately 10 to 15 days. (See “Graduate School Code List” in the drop-down menu for numerical codes for all graduate schools where you would like your scores sent on the ETS website.)
Additional score reports may be obtained for a fee. (See “Additional Score Report Form” in the drop-down menu on the ETS website.) You may retake the GRE General Test in hopes of improving your score; however, score reports are cumulative, meaning the graduate program to which you are applying will see the history of your performance with the exam. GRE General Test scores are valid for five years.
You must register online at the ETS website to take an exam.
To schedule to take an exam at UMF Testing Services, Choose the Testing Center in Farmington Maine.
- ETS – General Test Centers Nationwide
- ETS – GRE Resources
- ETS – Information for Test Takers with Disabilities
- How to Study for the GRE
- GRE Preparation Guide
Directions to UMF Testing Services, Franklin Hall
UMF’s Franklin Hall is located at 252 Maine Street, Farmington, the tall white building at the corner of South Street and Main Street. Testing Services is located on the 3rd floor and is elevator accessible.
Park in Lot 17 to the left of Franklin Hall. Please park in spots that are designated for Testing. On-street parking is also available but limited.
University of Maine at Farmington
Franklin Hall, 3rd floor
252 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
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