By how much will the GRE lighten your wallet?Anisha Mukhija
GRE Test Fee: ($97.5 or $195):
ETS has made it clear that the cost to register for the GRE is $195 and is now fixed for students across all countries.In case, you want to change anything about your appointment, the following fees apply:
Rescheduling fee: $50
Changing your test center: $50
Canceling your test registration: Lose half of the original registration fee.
Sometimes, score reporting can turn out to be quite costly to students. You can send reports of your score in the test to as much as four universities for free. Should you decide to send scores to more universities, you will have to bear in mind that this costs you at least 27 bucks per university. Generally, 6-8 universities is the average number for most students which means, score reporting alone would cost you an additional 108 bucks, which is why you must take great care
when shortlisting your target universities.
Prep Course: ($99 to $5,000):
Now, you should bear in mind that signing up for the test isn’t sufficient. As they say, practice makes one perfect and that is exactly what is required for you to get a great score along with some subtle techniques. This is the reason why most students opt for GRE prep coaching, and there is a wide availability of options to choose from, ranging between $99 and $499 both regular in-class coaching or online prep courses.
Additional Score Reports
GRE Cost: $27 each
As mentioned above, your GRE registration fee includes four free score reports. You can choose which four schools you want to send these reports to immediately after you are done with the exam and have recorded your unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude results.If you still wish to apply for other schools, you can do so by signing into your “My GRE” account. The per score report GRE fee is $27.If you’ve taken the GRE multiple times, you can choose your scores according to the schools.
Score Review for Analytical Writing
GRE Cost: $60
If you think your Analytical Writing essays were scored incorrectly, you can request for a rescore at $60 up to three months If you think your Analytical Writing essays were scored incorrectly, you can request for a rescore at $60 up to three months after the exam. To request a rescore, complete and fax or mail a form to the address listed along with the $60 fee.It takes around four weeks for the score review and, during this time, you won’t be able to send any score reports.In the rare cases that the score is changed, updated score reports will be sent to the schools you indicated, free of charge after the exam. To request a rescore, complete and fax or mail a form to the address listed along with the $60 fee.It takes around four weeks for the score review and, during this time, you won’t be able to send any score reports. In the rare cases that the score is changed, updated score reports will be sent to the schools you indicated, free of charge. What are the rumors about the GRE?
AVOID ADDITIONAL GRE COSTS:
1)Only Register for a Test If You Know You’ll Be Able to Make It.
2)Make Use of the 4 Free Score Reports.
3)Only Request re-scoring if there’s a clear sign your Exam was scored incorrectly.
While it’s possible to request a score review for certain sections of the GRE, be aware that receiving a new score is very rare (and it could cause your score to go down if it’s found that you were originally awarded too many points). Even if you score did not meet up your expectations, in almost all cases the score is correct. This can be kind of depressing to admit to yourself, but that’s better than throwing more money at something that likely won’t change anything. The only time you should request rescoring is when something seems wildly incorrect. Otherwise, save the GRE fee.