Thinking about grad school? Then you’d better start thinking about the GRE — especially because it just got a lot harder! The Graduate Record Exam General Test (which underwent sweeping changes in summer 2011) is the most commonly required admissions test for postgraduate degree programs at American universities. Taken by more than 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants from approximately 230 countries each year, this challenging exam can be a pivotal event in your academic career. In fact, your score on this all-important test can make or break your chances of getting into the university of your dreams and earning that coveted master’s degree or doctorate.