The GRE revised General TesteUPDATE

Dear Colleague,

There are only a few months to go before registration for the GRE® revised General Test opens. With that in mind, and recognizing that members of the graduate community play an important role in guiding test takers who are preparing for graduate or business school, we've created some valuable tools to help spread the word about the launch of the revised test.

In October's issue of eUPDATE, we describe some of our newest tools and upcoming outreach activities and how they're meaningful to both test takers and the graduate community. One example is our new Advisor Information Kit, including our "Advising Students for Success" video.

We hope you'll find these additional resources helpful in communicating the exciting news about the launch of the GRE revised General Test.


The GRE revised General Test Team

P.S. If you have any questions, please contact our Helpline at GREhelpline@ets.org.


The Advisor Information Kit is Now Available to Help You Guide Your Students

Our new Advisor Information Kit is an official GRE revised General Test resource for advisors of prospective graduate and business school applicants. The free, online kit has valuable information to help you educate test takers about the revised test and includes an advisor guide and video, ads for campus newspapers, graphics for your institution website, posters to put up around campus and materials you can distribute directly to students.

A key component of the kit is the "Advising Students for Success" video. In this six-minute presentation hosted by ETS staff and GRE Board members, advisors can quickly learn the key highlights to share with prospective test takers about the GRE revised General Test and where to get additional information.

We have also created an additional resource for those who advise students testing outside the United States. Be sure to view our "Around the World" video, which covers important information and timelines about the GRE revised General Test.

The Advisor Information Kit, all videos and more information about the GRE revised General Test can always be accessed at our Information Center. New information is added frequently, so check back often.


Expanding Across Borders

This year, the GRE Program Team is expanding its test-taker outreach by attending more student fairs than ever before.

ETS representatives will be in attendance to inform test takers about how the GRE® General Test is changing and why it's good news for them. Plus, we'll share important timing information specific to those testing outside of the US. We'll also talk about the TOEFL® Test, the most accepted English-language test in the world and an important complement to GRE scores.

Some of the upcoming fairs ETS representatives will be attending are:

  • The QS World Graduate School Tour
  • The China Education Expo
  • The Institute of International Education Fairs
  • The QS World MBA Tour

You can find the dates and locations of these student fairs at our website.


"Getting Ready for the GRE revised General Test" Webinar

Coming in January 2011, we'll be hosting an informative webinar which will allow members of the graduate community from anywhere in the world to learn more about the launch of the GRE revised General Test.

This online event will offer an overview of how the test content and design are changing in each of the three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. It will also provide details about the new score scale, why it's changing and how those changes will benefit both score users and test takers. The presentation will be followed by a live Question and Answer session hosted by a member of the GRE Program Staff. After the live session airs, the webinar will be posted to the GRE website for on-demand viewing.

Register for the webinar today.

More Opportunities to Meet the GRE Client Relations Team

The GRE Client Relations Team will be attending a number of upcoming events and meetings. The first GRE revised General Test Regional Meeting will be held in Boston, MA on November 8, 2010.

We'll also be attending the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada between November 3–6, 2010.

December 1–4, we will be in Washington, D.C. for the Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting.

For more information about upcoming conferences and meetings the GRE representatives will be attending, visit www.ets.org/gre/conferences.


We offer additional resources for information on the GRE revised General Test, launching on August 1, 2011.

See our Information Center for helpful tools, tips and guidelines that will help prepare you and your students.
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