The GRE revised General TesteUPDATE

Dear Colleague,

With the opening of registration for the GRE® revised General Test just weeks away, this issue of eUPDATE features a quick rundown of the essential steps you'll want to take to get ready for the August launch.

You can also review the handy "Information at Your Fingertips" Fact Sheet which provides the important information and resources available to help you find answers to your questions quickly and efficiently.

And finally, you might be interested to learn that more candidates than ever before are choosing the GRE® General Test when seeking admission to graduate and business school programs worldwide, reinforcing again why accepting GRE scores offers institutions a broad and diverse pool of candidates.


The GRE revised General Test Team


Time to Get Ready for the Launch of the GRE revised General Test

On March 15th, registration for the GRE revised General Test opens worldwide. Institutions should get ready for the launch of the GRE revised General Test by doing the following:

  • Review your internal and external publications to make sure they address the launch of the GRE revised General Test as appropriate. These publications should communicate to applicants the importance of taking the current GRE General Test before August if they need their GRE scores before November.
  • Review and update your website and any other online materials to include this important timing information.
  • Familiarize yourself with the new score scale and new score report for the GRE revised General Test. You will begin receiving these new score reports in mid-November. You can see a sample score report right now, and concordance information will be available in November to help you easily compare scores from the GRE revised General Test to those from the current GRE General Test.
  • Keep in mind you will likely receive a higher-than-normal volume of GRE score reports starting in November because of the special score reporting schedule. Score reports for tests taken between August and November will start being sent in mid-November.


The GRE revised General Test: Information at Your Fingertips Fact Sheet

With registration for the GRE revised General Test about to open, we've made it easy to access the information you need to start getting ready. Whether you're looking for details on the new score scale, the new test content or advising applicants, this fact sheet – organized by topic – will give you the links to help you find what you need right away.


More People Than Ever Took the GRE General Test in 2010

Following a record-breaking year in 2009, the number of people taking the GRE General Test continued to grow in 2010, with volumes for GRE tests hitting an all-time high. GRE test volume grew to more than 700,000 worldwide, a nearly 5% increase since 2009.

Internationally, GRE General Test volume increased 13% with significant growth in China and India, as well as solid growth in Europe, Africa and other regions around the world. In addition, students taking the GRE General Test in the U.S. are sending more score reports to international institutions.

With thousands of graduate and business programs worldwide now accepting GRE scores for admissions, students are taking the GRE General Test to satisfy both business and graduate school application requirements for institutions worldwide. Currently, more than 450 leading MBA programs around the world accept GRE General Test scores for admission, including seven of the top 10 global MBA programs according to the Financial Times.

Surging GRE volumes and increases in business schools accepting the test come at a time of growing excitement for the introduction of the GRE revised General Test. For institutions, the GRE revised General Test will provide an even better measure of the skills necessary for success in today's graduate and business programs.


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