The GRE Admission Test


The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) mainly assesses candidates’ ability to reason and analyze by, among other things, having them write a text based on reasoned arguments; the test also evaluates more quantitative skills.

Preparing for the test

For information, refer to the official GRE site.

Timetable and rooms

The GRE is offered at test centres and online. It cannot be taken at HEC Montréal.
For information, refer to the official GRE site.

Registration and fees

Candidates are encouraged to register for the test approximately three or four weeks before the test date.

For information, refer to the official GRE site.


Candidates can use the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools to help them understand their scores.

Test scores are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.

Sending scores to HEC Montréal

Official scores are usually available around 10 days after the test. The code used for HEC Montréal is 7384.

Candidates are responsible for submitting their test scores, which are essential for the analysis of their application, by no later than the admission application deadline. > Programs > The GRE Admission Test