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Admission to the Dore' School of Graduate Studies requires the current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores be reported to McNeese State University. Scores must be received before prospective students will be admitted; conditional admission without scores is not available. Each program has specific GRE score requirements that are used to determine a student's eligibility for admission to a specific degree program.

Effective with tests taken after August 1, 2011, GRE score ranges were revised. Verbal and quantitative reasoning scores were adjusted from a 600-point range with a 10-point deviation to a 40-point range with a one-point deviation. Currently, all programs except educational leadership employ a formula score on which program admission decisions are made. That formula score is: (Cumulative/overall undergraduate GPA x 150) + Verbal reasoning score + Quantitative reasoning score. This formula is based on the 600-point ranges. The minimum formula score for school counseling is 1,200; the minimum score for all other programs utilizing the formula is 1,100. Until further notice, concordance tables provided by ETS will be used to convert 40-point range scores to 600-point range scores. In instances where one 40-point range score equates to more than one 600-point range score, the highest 600-point range score will be used to compute the formula. For example, per the concordance tables, a verbal reasoning score of 152 equates to 480 and 490 on the 600-point range. In that case, 490 would be used to compute the formula.

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