Ivy Bound’s GRE Program
Thank you for your interest in Ivy Bound’s Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Program. The GRE is a test of acquired skills. Demonstrating basic math, logical reasoning, critical reading and persuasive writing, all on a fast-paced test, takes hard work for most students.
The GRE scale is 200 – 800, with the nationwide mean just above 500. Getting a 600 and having a good undergraduate record typically gives the applicant entree to a decent program. A 750+ score is typically required for admittance to a “Top Tier” grad school.
What you can expect as a client:
- Skills for success on the GRE
- Instructors who teach to the test
- Practice testing with simulated GREs
- Scores that impress top-tier admissions committees
The GRE is coachable. Climbing from the 500s to the 650+ range is typically a 3 – 5-month endeavor. Climbing from the 600s to the 750+ range can take less time, but students should still have 3 – 5 months as the likely time horizon.
We ask students to treat the GRE as a brand new endeavor. Some prep will be review, but most will be learning new skills.
Many MBA programs accept the GRE instead of the GMAT. If targeting an MBA program, make sure your desired program holds the GRE in equal regard as the GMAT.
The rewards for graduating from a top-tier grad school versus a less-prestigious one are huge (i.e. $5,000,000+ earnings capacity with top firms over a 30-year career).
Ivy Bound tutors have helped students on all levels achieve GRE success.