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What You Need to Know About the GRE Psychology Test

By November 14, 2012

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If you're getting ready to take the GRE, then you should check out some of the online resources available to help you study and perform your best. While many students take the GRE during the Fall semester to be ready to apply to graduate school, others opt to take the test in the Spring or Summer, just in case they need to complete a retake before submitting their scores to their schools of choice.

GRE Psychology subject test

In addition to the main GRE test, many psychology students also opt to take the psychology subject test. The GRE Psychology test is a standardized exam that is often used as part of the admissions process for graduate school programs in the United States and other English-speaking countries. While the test is an optional, single-subject part of the GRE, students may choose to take the exam if they are considering applying to a psychology graduate program.

Not all psychology programs require the subject test. Some program recommend that applicants take the Psychology subject test, while others make it a mandatory part of the admissions process. Learn more about the basic things you need to the GRE Psychology subject test.

About.com's Guide to Test Prep, Kelly Roell, has lots of great GRE tips and resources that can help you prepare for the exam:

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