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You are required to take the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing portions of the General Test of the GRE. Regular admission to any graduate program (except MBA, MBA:HCA, and Accounting) requires a satisfactory score on these three portions of the examination. The test must be taken prior to beginning graduate study in a degree program. Applicants are responsible for contacting ETS and requesting that official copies of their GRE Scores be sent to the Graduate School.

Preferred Score Expectations

UL Lafayette Graduate School has set the following preferred expectations for GRE scores.

NOTES:  1) UL Lafayette Graduate School uses a portfolio approach in all admission decisions; GRE scores are only one factor of several considered when determining admission.  2) Some graduate programs expect slightly higher than the general scores stated below.  3) Conditional admission may be considered for application portfolios with GRE scores below the stated expectations.

New GRE Score Scale

Use this scale if you took the GRE during August 2011 or after.

Master's Applicants

Verbal score: 145
Verbal and Quantitative scores combined: 287

Doctoral Applicants

Verbal score: 145
Verbal and Quantitative scores combined: 294

Old GRE Score Scale

Use this scale if you took the GRE between 2002 and July 2011.

Master's Applicants

Verbal score: 380
Verbal and Quantitative scores combined: 850

Doctoral Applicants

Verbal score: 380
Verbal and Quantitative scores combined: 1,000

UL Lafayette GRE Score Report Code

The score report code for UL Lafayette is 6672.

It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for your official scores to be received in the Graduate School once you request they be sent

About the GRE

The GRE general test is a computer-based test and is offered throughout the year at one of many official testing centers.  After registering online, schedule a test date and location convenient for you.  Each test may be taken once per month.

International testing dates, formats (computer- or paper-based), and locations vary; check the GRE website for more information in your country and region.

Contact the GRE

www.gre.org
gre-info@ets.org
1-866-473-4373

Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6004
Princeton, NJ 08541-6004


Test Preparation

Preparing for the GRE general test lets you know what to expect during the test and can improve your test scores.  There are many options available to you ranging from study books to classes and from free to expensive.  Select the option that fits your study needs and budget.  See more on test preparation ideas here.

GRE provides study material through its website.  Many universities, including UL Lafayette, offer free practice tests on campus for its students throughout the year.  Test preparation books, software, online services, and/or courses are offered by several organizations including, but not limited to, Kaplan, Princeton Review, GRE for Dummies books, Sylvan Learning Center, Test Review Institute, and UL Lafayette Continuing Education Department. Reviews.com, an informational review website, has done much of the work for you of assessing the merits of each test prep source and has listed aggregate review scores for your ease when selecting which test prep source to use. Students can access their GRE reviews by clicking here.