GRE

On-Campus Math Skills Review for GRE/GMAT
The Math Workshop typically offers a series of review sessions for students who wish to review the math and quantitative reasoning skills required for the math portion of the General GRE and the GMAT.  More information at the bottom of the page.

The Graduate Record Examination (“GRE”) is required by many graduate programs in the U.S. The publisher, Educational Testing Services (“ETS”), has an informative website providing information, test registration and test preparation materials.

Test registration costs $205. A GRE test fee reduction is available for the test fees for 1 GRE revised General Test and/or 1 GRE Subject Test. Please review the qualifying criteria and then speak with the Bates Student Financial Services Office to complete a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate. Note: It can take four weeks to receive your fee reduction after filing the certificate.

The GRE is a computer-based test with sections measuring Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.  The test is offered throughout the year at test centers around the world.  Two of the closest test centers to the Bates campus are

  • University of Maine at Farmington,  252 Main Street, Farmington, ME (Testing Center is located on the third floor of Franklin Hall) (207-778-8117).
  • Prometric Testing Center, 20 Atlantic Place (corner Foden Road and Darling Avenue), South Portland, ME  (207-775-5812).

Paper-based tests in subject areas are also offered.  The tests assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in the area. Subject tests are administered three times a year in September, October, and April.  Test registration costs $150.

Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs may request accommodation which must be approved prior to testing.