A vast majority of physical therapy programs require applicants to complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE®). Some programs have minimum acceptable scores and deadlines for last acceptable test dates, and you can utilize the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Program Directory to find GRE® requirements and program deadlines. You can also find PTCAS application instructions regarding the GRE®.

About the GRE®

The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in your professional health program:

  • Verbal Reasoning - Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained form it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.
  • Analytical Writing - Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Learn more about the content and structure of the GRE® General Test from Educational Testing Services (ETS). Also you can find information about GRE® registration, test centers and dates through the ETS GRE® website.

GRE® Preparation Resources

The GRE® website provides a variety of free and low-cost tools to help you prepare. Including:

  • POWERPREP Online: Preparation for the Computer-delivered GRE®
  • Practice Book for the Paper-delivered GRE®
  • Math Review
  • Instructional Videos on the Khan Academy Website: Preparation for the GRE® Quantitative Reasoning Measure
  • Math Conventions
  • GRE® Diagnostic Service
  • The Official Guide to the GRE® General Test, Third Edition

Learn about these resources on ETS' Prepare for the GRE® General Test website.

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