The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, is a standardized exam that is used as part of the admissions process for many graduate school programs. The GRE is often a required exam and evaluates a student's knowledge in math and verbal components. The exam is offered year round and testing centers nationwide. Scores from the GRE are used in conjunction with other evaluation criteria, such as grade point average, an essay, work experience or leadership. To find out more about the GRE, see The Guide to the GRE and MAT and our interviews with GRE preparation experts Matt Cohn and Neill Seltzer.