Therefore, taking into account the three weeks for schools to receive grades, the person in the example would have to start preparing for the GRE 16 weeks before the first application deadline (9 weeks to prepare for the first exam + 4 weeks to prepare for a new test + 3 weeks for the first test to be schools receive grades). Persistent confusion can lead to frustration and boredom. Consequently, diminish an individual's learning ability. The same applies to students preparing for the Graduate Record Test (GRE).
Many colleagues, counselors, websites, and authors advise them on when to start preparing for the GRE. Some say that GRE preparation requires at least 6 months, others say that 4 are adequate, and yet some believe that 90 days is more than enough (or not enough). In a perfect world, you should give yourself four months to prepare for GRE, but many people allow a window of only two or three months of study. In any case, your preparation period must be determined by deadlines.
For example, if your application is due in early December, you must complete the GRE by November at the latest. There is no right time to prepare for the GRE test. But the sooner you start, the more options you have open. Not to mention, you save yourself a lot of hectic days before the deadline.
To be fully prepared, sit down with a coach to review your performance on practice tests and make a smart plan to meet your GRE score goal.