GRE (GRADUATE RECORDS EXAM)
The GRE general test is a standardized examination required by many PA and PT programs as part of your application. Specific information on the exam is available at www.GRE.org. You should visit this site periodically to stay informed on updates and general information on the exam.
The GRE general test measures:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Writing
Three scores are reported on the general test: a verbal reasoning score reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments; a quantitative reasoning score on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments; an analytical writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments.
You should begin studying for the GRE at least 6 months prior to taking the test. Consider your study time to be equivalent to the time commitment of a 3-4 credit hour class. Some students choose to study on their own or with other students who are also preparing to take the exam. For students who choose to study on their own, there are various books designed to help guide you through the preparation process. Books have been published by Kaplan and Princeton Review to name a few. These books can be purchased online or at various bookstores.
Other students choose to take a prep course. There are several private companies that offer GRE prep courses, each with their own individual promises. These courses may be as much as $1200. UVU does not recommend one company over another. Visit the companies' websites listed below and talk to fellow classmates before choosing a prep course.
Kaplan - www.kaptest.com
Princeton Review - www.princetonreview.com