Understanding Your Scores

Your official GRE® Test-taker Score Report contains your:

  • Contact information (name, phone number and email)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Intended graduate major
  • Test date(s)
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks
  • Authorized score recipients or fellowship sponsors and the scores reported to those institutions
  • Cumulative record of scores reported within the last five years

Official score reports sent to the institutions you designate include your:

  • Contact information (name, address, email address and phone number)
  • Intended graduate major
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks

Score reports sent to institutions will not include any information concerning the other score recipients you have chosen. Additionally, institution score reports include only the scores that you selected to send to them using the ScoreSelect® option. There will be no special indication if you have taken additional GRE tests. See a sample Graduate Institution score report.

Score Reporting

For tests taken on or after July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following your test date. For example, scores for a test taken on September 16, 2017, are reportable through September 15, 2022.

For tests taken prior to July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following the testing year in which you tested (July 1–June 30). For example, scores for a test taken on May 15, 2015, are reportable through June 30, 2020.

GRE scores earned prior to July 2012 are no longer reportable. GRE scores earned in July 2012 are reportable until June 30, 2018.

Percentile Rank

Each GRE test score is reported with a corresponding percentile rank. A percentile rank for a score indicates the percentage of examinees who took that test and received a lower score. Regardless of when the reported scores were earned, the percentile ranks for Subject Test scores are based on the scores of all examinees who tested within a recent time period.

To learn more about how to interpret your GRE scores, download the PDFs below.

Subject Test Interpretive Data

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