This indicator represents the average Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score for graduate students beginning their studies fall term. The GRE is a broad assessment of critical thinking, including verbal and quantitative reasoning skills, and is a prerequisite for entry into graduate-level programs in non-business or professional disciplines at FSU.
Beginning in August 2011, the GRE underwent a change in its scoring scale. Previously, the verbal and quantitative portions of the general exam were each scored on a 200-800 basis (ten-point increments). Since 2011, each section is scored on a 130-170 scale (one-point increments).
Most of the graduate students who enrolled in Fall 2011 were admitted using scores obtained under the old scoring system. In subsequent years, students submitting scores based on the 340-point exam are more predominant, and now very few graduate students begin their studies under the old exam. As a result of this mixture of scoring methods in this transitional period, this indicator represents all 1600-point scores converted to the 340-point basis, using ETS's concordance table.
Source: FSU Internal Files