- GRE Official Site: http://www.ets.org/gre
- What is the GRE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduate_Record_Examinations
- Here is a REALLY GOOD site for GRE info: http://magoosh.com/gre/2012/what-is-a-good-gre-score/
- The GRE is now being offered at EIU - MAYBE. Unfortunately they do not have a separate page for the GRE, but if you click the GRE in blue on the test list, it will drop you down to the area in the page for the information! http://www.eiu.edu/~acatest/studentresources.php#gre But, this site now re-directs you to the GRE location page (click here). You can find test locations at nearby cities: Champaign, Decatur, Springfield, and Terre Haute.
- This is a pretty comprehensive table that shows the performance distribution for GRE scores for many majors. It covers a long list of majors; psychology is in there: (How psych major do on the GRE) When you get to the row for Psychology, you then read along the top. For example, under Verbal Reasoning, 150-154, shows 26.7; that means that 26.7% of psych majors who took the GRE got between 150 and 154 on verbal reasoning. The means are also shown. The goal should always be to be above the mean.
- A lot of "older" faculty still think about GRE in terms of the earlier 200-800 score range. These tables show the conversion from the new scoring form to the old method. As a point of reference, many psych masters program look for a minimum of 500 in both verbal and quantitative; doctoral programs look for a minimum of 600 in both. So, through 2014, that's 153 verbal, 144 quantitative for the old 500 score equivalents; and, 160 verbal, 148 quantitative for the old 600 score equivalents. Of course, each program varies this a bit. But, those minimum numbers will most probably get your application reviewed by the program.