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Receiving Scores

To receive official GRE® scores, your institution or program must first become a GRE score user.

Score Reporting Schedules

Computer-delivered Testing
GRE® General Test score reports are sent to GRE score users who test takers designate to receive their scores approximately 10–15 days after the test date.

Paper-delivered Testing
Score reports for the paper-delivered GRE General Test and GRE® Subject Tests are sent to GRE score users who test takers designate to receive their scores within six weeks after the test date.

Score Reporting Services

The GRE program offers authorized score users a choice of FREE score reporting in three convenient ways.

  • Scores Online through the ETS® Data Manager — easy, on-demand, secure access to score information and test-taker data free-of-charge. GRE scores, test-taker photos and GRE Analytical Writing responses are made available in the ETS Data Manager approximately twice a week via the Internet. This new service will not affect how users are currently receiving GRE scores. Rather, it is designed to be a complementary service to further enhance your current admissions process and support the existing GRE score reporting services. Note: Institutions currently using Scorelink® Internet Delivery of Scores can continue to access scores using Scorelink Internet Delivery with encryption software or use the ETS Data Manager without encryption software.
  • Scores via Automated Server-to-Server Feeds — provides the ability to automatically download test-taker scores from the ETS server to a client server. Requires a one-time setup by the institution's IT or technology staff. Data files containing GRE scores are made available approximately twice a week via the Internet.
  • Paper Reports — featuring the ETS Security Guard, a special heat-sensitive ink that, when activated, verifies the report’s authenticity. Paper reports are mailed approximately twice a week throughout the entire testing year. Score recipients can choose to receive either one or two copies of score reports, and the reports can be sorted either alphabetically by the test taker's name within the institution or within the major field or department designated by the test taker. See a sample Official Graduate Institution score report.

For all score delivery methods, score reports include the test taker's GRE scores, mailing address, email address, phone number, date of birth, gender and intended graduate major.

Institutions can receive score reports in both Scorelink and paper formats for a fee of US$300 annually.

For more information about these services, please contact GRE Code Control:


Score Reporting Record Layout

Scores reported via the Scorelink Internet Delivery Service or the Automated Server-to-Server Feeds are made available to score recipients using a standard record layout.

Institutions implementing an electronic score reporting delivery method should review the optional score reporting record layout and sample data file to ensure systems are properly configured to receive the data. Note: Before using the sample data file for testing, the institution code, institution name and institution type fields should be modified to include your specific institutional information.

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