Some schools have minimum score requirements, if you score below this level you will not be considered for a place at your chosen grad school. It is important to research what GRE score you need to be considered for a place at your chosen grad school. Competition for the top grad schools is fierce. You’ll need to work very hard to achieve a top score and complete lots of practice tests to ensure that you get the best score possible.
Keeping or cancelling your GRE Scores
You will be asked at the end of your exam if you want to see and keep your score or not. If you answer "yes," you are given your score and it is entered into your ETS record. If you answer "no," you are not shown your score and no score is entered. Score reports that are requested are sent to schools within 10-15 days of the exam. All GRE scores that have not been cancelled will be listed (and usable) in your ETS record for 5 years.