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GRE Score Validity – How long are the GRE scores valid?

GRE Score Validity – How long are the GRE scores valid?
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Your GRE scores for the General and subject test are valid for five years. For the test taken on and after July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for the next five years following your test date. For example, if you have taken the test on July 3, 2020, your scores can be reported through July 2, 2025. Similarly, for tests taken before July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following the testing year in which you tested. So, your GRE scores are valid is for 5 years following your test date.

GRE Score Validity

Scores earned before July 2015 are no longer valid. You can use the ETS calculator to check your GRE score validity.

Note: The testing year for GRE General test is between July 1- June 30. For example, scores for a test taken on June 15, 2016, are reportable through June 30, 2021.

How long does it take to get your GRE Score?

Receiving your official GRE General test scores can take up to 10-15 days after your test date and be available in your ETS Account. However, you can view your verbal and quantitative reasoning scores after taking the test on the day itself.

After completing the General test you will be given an opportunity to report or cancel your scores. If you choose report scores, you will see your unofficial verbal and quant reasoning score.

As the essay scoring process requires a person to correct, you will not view your analytical writing score at the time. Once your official scores are available, you will receive an email notification from ETS.

You will receive your official GRE subject test scores approximately five weeks after the test date. The fastest way to receive scores is through the ETS® Data Manager, which is updated twice per week, and scores are available in the system for valid scores. Learn more.

You can also view your GRE general and subject test scores online, once you receive a mail from ETS. The time frame to receive mail is different for both tests.

The official test-taker score report will include all the GRE scores from the past exams and is intended only for your information and personal records. ETS send out official graduate institution score reports directly to all authorized score recipients that you selected.

How Can you send your scores to an institution?

You can send your General or subject test score free of cost to four graduate institutions or fellowship programs. With the ScoreSelect option, you can decide which test scores to send.

You can also order additional score reports online, by mail, or by fax.

Want to learn more about your GRE Scores? Here is a complete guide on how you can analyze and interpret your scores in 2021.  

FAQs – GRE score validity

Is 300 a good GRE score?

According to the ETS performance statistics, the average GRE score for Quantitative reasoning is 150.37, Verbal reasoning is 153.66, and Analytical writing is 3.60. Thus, the total score will be 303 (45th Percentile). So, a GRE score of 309 is above average score. Beware, that based on your MBA profile a good GRE score for you may differ. Read this article to know how to derive a good GRE score in just 3 steps.

Is the GRE score valid for 2 years?

No. GRE scores are valid for five years.

Do GRE scores disappear?

Yes. Once your GRE scores reach the five-year mark, they will disappear from ETS records. Moreover, you will not be able to access them or Send GRE score reports to business schools.

What are the key things you need to know about your GRE score?

Here are the three things you need to know about your scores:
1. GRE scores are valid for 5 years
2. GRE scoring is adjusted for difficulty
3. Each section of the exam is scored separately
Know more about GRE scores and percentile ranking.

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