Do you have to take GRE to enter library schools?

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I have a four year degree and I am interested in being a librarian. Do you have to take the GRE before entering library school?

Comments:

Yes, but you don’t have to do fantastic on it. My sister got into some of the top library programs last year with a so-so GRE score and not-so-great GPA.

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eri

Yes, but you don’t have to do fantastic on it. My sister got into some of the top library programs last year with a so-so GRE score and not-so-great GPA.

Paula The Librarian

It depends upon the school. I had the the Millers Analogy Test. Some programs allow conditional, part-time entrance.

whitneyskywalker

Most Master degree programs/schools require a GRE score for entrance. Like the first poster said, you don’t have to have perfect scores; mine were about average and I got in.

Larry B

Yes, you should take the GRE, most schools require it and most schools will publish minimum GRE scores and GPA’s. I agree that they don’t have to be steller but I can count on one hand the number of people we allowed into the program who didn’t achieve those minimums. Those people had qualities we wanted to improve the variety of students at the library school.

Say math or science graduates or a previous masters or teaching credential in which the graduate gpa was above the minimum.

Also, we did turn away people who technically had the minimum GRE score, but the math side was down in the bottom 10th percentile. Three of the four of us had computer backgrounds and felt that number sense and logic were important enough to refuse a candidate who would otherwise have squeeked in.

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