Information about the GRE:

What is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?

"The GRE revised General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all.” 

GRE score requirements for The University of Akron’s graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Quantitative and Verbal – scores at or above the 40th percentile (Quantitative score approximately 150, Verbal score approximately 149 and above) are preferred. Scores at or above the 10th percentile are required. 
  • Analytical Writing – a score of 3.5 or above is required.  Applicants whose writing score is 3.0 or below will not be considered for admission to our program.
  • Our program will accept, and use for admission decisions, the highest score in each of the three test areas, if applicants submit more than one score report.  It is strongly recommended that applicants retake the GRE if scores are below the preferred scores (above).

Submitting Scores:

The official score report from ETS must be sent to CSDCAS, using code 1722 for The University of Akron.

  • Please do not send scores directly to The University of Akron.

GRE scores are valid for 5 years – must be no more than 5 years from the first day of the term that the applicant will begin the graduate program