I am graduating with my BSN in 2 weeks and will be starting in the MICU at Allegheny General Hospital as a new GN in June. I took the GRE last summer and was very pleased with my score. The reason I took them is because I know most programs typically require scores within 5 years of applying. My question is: Do you think my score on the "old gre" will satisfy the admission requirments or do you think I will have to retake them?


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No, you don't have to retake, especially not if you scored well.

In fact, I submitted scores that were 6 or 7 years old and the schools didn't care. They were unofficial copies, because GRE won't send them after 5 years


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I can't really reply to say "go ahead and take the current GRE," because you have already taken it and have done well. Yes, your GRE scores of the current version will count towards your application to graduate school, granted you apply within 5 years. **My sources of this knowledge is both Kaplan and The Princeton Review books. And by the way, they are the same sources who strongly recommend taking the current version versus the "revised" version (August 2011), no matter where, what stage one is in their education, i.e., freshman in college, post-bachelors,...because how realistically more difficult the revised test will be, even though ETS (the makers of the GRE) states how the revised will be more "user-friendly."

Wapanther11: Can you give me any tips, advice, on GRE preparation, if you have any, for me, since I have scheduled to take the GRE this June 30, 2011. If you get a chance, please read my posting (dated 5-11-2011) regarding GRE preparation and study time. I, also, just started working in medical ICU (MICU) starting this past April, night-shift, 7P-7A, 3 times a week.

Good luck with your plans!



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Hi genmac, how did you do on the GRE? and what softwares did you use in studying?