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Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Important Updates

To ensure the health and safety of our testing candidates during COVID-19, Bridgewater State University Testing Services is operating at a limited capacity. Math placement exams will continue to be available online for the remainder of the semester. All other exams are suspended until further notice. Staff is available M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to answer any questions or concerns. You can contact our office at testing@bridgew.edu or 508-531-1780. View more fall testing updates.

The GRE revised General Test, introduced in August 2011, features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types. It more closely reflects the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school and demonstrates that you are ready for graduate-level work. The exam consists of the following sections:

  • Verbal Reasoning:  Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.

  • Quantitative Reasoning:   Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

  • Analytical Writing:  Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Official GRE Resources

For official study guides, sample questions, and general exam information, visit the GRE Homepage.

Schedule Your Exam

BSU Testing administers the computer-based GRE revised General Test six days a week, Monday through Saturday, at 9:00am. 

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel your GRE appointment, you must do so through the official GRE website; visit the link below to create a GRE account and register for your test session at BSU:

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GRE Contact Information

Customer Service 1-866-473-4373
Test Prep 1-800-537-3160
Test Registration 1-800-473-2255
Scores by Phone 1-888-473-7267
Disability Services 1-866-387-8602
 

GRE FAQs

$205, payable at the time of registration. Note that other fees apply for cancellations, rescheduling, and additional transcript requests.
Scores for the revised General GRE range from 130-170 (in 1-point increments) for the Verbal and Quantitative sections. Essays are scored on a scale of 0-6 (in half-point increments).
You may designate up to four graduate schools or fellowship sponsors as score recipients on the day of your test. Additional score report requests, or requests made after your test session, cost $27 per recipient.