All students must submit either the general GRE test score (taken within 5 years) or another relevant graduate level entry exam score, such as the MCAT.
GREs provide a standardized measure of some aspects of the math, verbal and writing skills of applicants. In making our admission decisions we do consider GRE scores along with all of the other information we receive about our applicants. The GRE writing exam tests your ability to frame and communicate written arguments and analysis, and we require that students take this exam. Writing skills are very important in graduate school (and in virtually any job you will want to have after graduate school) and we believe that this test will indicate some of the skills necessary to succeed in this activity. A perfect application is excellent in all aspects discussed above, including strong GRE scores for the quantitative, verbal and written parts of the exam. Few applications are perfect. Lower performance in one aspect (e.g., GREs) can, and often is, compensated for by better performance in other aspects (such as strong grades and outstanding recommendations).
There are no 'cut-off' scores for the GRE, which is evaluated in the context of your entire application. Target GRE scores are 159 for Verbal and 162 for Quantitative.
Official scores must be sent to directly to the Graduate College Admissions. Test scores must be received directly from the agency administering the test. Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable. GRE scores are good for 5 years. 4007 is the institution code for ASU.