The GRE revised General TesteUPDATE

Dear Colleague,

The announcement of the 2011 launch of the GRE® revised General Test is a year behind us already – and the first administration in August 2011 will be here soon.

With the launch so close, this issue of eUPDATE focuses on two upcoming opportunities for the graduate community to speak directly with an ETS representative, and learn important details about the revised test:

  • The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in December.
  • The start of our “Getting Ready” webinar series in January.

And remember: A host of valuable information and resources – including every previous issue of eUPDATE – are always at your fingertips at our Information Center.


The GRE revised General Test Team


GRE® and TOEFL® programs at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Come and join us at the CGS 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting, being held in Washington, D.C., December 1 – 4.

We'll be hosting an exhibit throughout the Annual Meeting and encourage you to stop by our booth where GRE and TOEFL representatives will be ready to help you get the information you need. And join us for the ETS Reception on Thursday evening, where you can relax and enjoy refreshements with your fellow CGS attendees.

In addition, we'll be hosting a breakfast presentation on December 3, during which David Payne, Vice President and COO of College and Graduate Programs at ETS, will provide an overview of the exciting changes coming with the launch of the GRE revised General Test. He'll review the new score scale and score report, discuss important timing considerations and present the array of resources available to help you and your applicants get ready. You'll also have an opportunity to learn more about what's new in the TOEFL testing program, to help you attract international students to your institution.

The CGS Annual Meeting will be a great opportunity to find out more about the GRE revised General Test, and the new score report coming in November 2011.


"Getting Ready for the GRE revised General Test" Webinar

This January, we'll be hosting the “Getting Ready for the GRE revised General Test” webinar. This online event will go step-by-step through the important changes coming with the GRE revised General Test, including:

  • What you need to know about the new score scale and score report, and how to prepare for receiving these new scores in November 2011.
  • An overview of the new test-taker friendly design and new test content, which is more closely aligned with graduate-level skills.
  • Important timing information for test takers.

Following the presentation, we'll hold a live Q&A session, in which you can have your questions about the revised test answered by ETS staff. Make sure you don't miss this exciting opportunity. Reserve your place at January's webinar now.

Following the webinar, you'll be able to access an on-demand version of this informative presentation at our Information Center, to watch at your convenience. We'll also be planning additional webinars later in the new year, during which you'll be able to ask any questions you have during a live Q&A session. Check future issues of eUPDATE for dates and times.


Information at Your Fingertips

Our Information Center is regularly updated with the latest news, information and resources to keep you and your colleagues informed about the launch of the GRE revised General Test. Let your faculty, staff and other admissions decision makers know what a valuable resource it is.

And, if you haven't checked back recently, make sure to visit the Information Center yourself to see what's been added since the last time you were there. One of our latest additions was the Advisor Information Kit, which makes it easy to communicate official information about the GRE revised General Test to your applicants.

There's also a sample of the new score report, so you'll know what to expect when your institution begins receiving GRE revised General Test scores in November. You also can access our series of informative videos.

Finally, you'll find every issue of eUPDATE available for download there, so you'll never miss out on important information and updates from us.

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See you in 2011!

The next issue of the eUPDATE will be sent out in January 2011 – with registration for the GRE revised General Test opening not long after.

Watch for the January eUPDATE, as we'll welcome you back from the holidays with announcements and news important to both you and your candidates. Make sure to look out for it.


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