Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Virtually all Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Schools in the U.S require that you take the GRE. The test, conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) has computer-based and paper-based testing options. The computer-based GRE is given year round. You may take the GRE once every 21 days and up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Candidates must acquire a GRE Account, register for the exam and submit payment to ETS. Computer-based test centers are located in Lexington, Louisville, Nashville (TN), Memphis (TN), Clarksville (TN), and Knoxville (TN).
The overall testing time for the computer-based GRE is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section. 1) analytical writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) 30 minutes per task; 2) verbal reasoning (two sections) 30 minutes per section; 3) quantitative reasoning (two sections) 35 minutes per section. Verbal and quantitative reasoning are scored from 130-170, in 1 point increments where as analytical writing is scored from 0-6, in half point increments. A 152 in verbal reasoning and 153 in quantitative reasoning typically scores around the 53% ile. A 4.0 in analytical writing typically scores around the 54% ile.