An acronym for the Graduate Record Exam, a test of verbal, quantitative, and writing ability administered by the US-based Educational Testing Service. The exam is intended to predict performance in the first year of a graduate program. Many programs, including Emory’s chemistry program, no longer require or accept the exam due to concerns about racial and economic bias in the results and the cost burden to applicants.

Learn more about Emory chemistry’s decision to drop the GRE