September/October 2011

The GRE revised General TesteUPDATE

Dear Colleague,

Now that the GRE® revised General Test is officially here, test takers from around the world have been sharing their positive feedback about their test experience.

As you get ready for score reporting in November, it's a great time to review some details about the new Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning score scales. This issue of eUpdate gives you a quick look at what you can expect when you receive scores — including the new score scales, new score reports and concordance information. You'll also read about opportunities where you can talk to GRE Program staff to learn more. As always, the GRE Team is here to answer your questions and provide our continued support.


The GRE revised General Test Team


New score scales and a new score report

In November, when you start receiving score reports for the GRE revised General Test, you'll immediately notice some important changes designed to help you with your admissions decisions. Here's a reminder of what's new:

  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the GRE revised General Test are reported on new 130 – 170 score scales, in 1-point increments.
  • For individuals who took the GRE® General Test prior to August 2011, reports will include Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the prior 200 – 800 score scales and estimated scores on the new 130 – 170 score scales. This information is included on the score report to help you compare candidates. Concordance tables will also be available on the GRE website in November.
  • Additional test taker information is provided on the report, including email address, telephone number and intended graduate major.

Be assured that in November we'll provide you with more detailed information to help you become familiar with the new scores.

Keep in mind that when score reporting begins, the special score reporting schedule will remain in place until early December. This period allows for the necessary statistical analysis required for the transition to the new 130 – 170 score scales.

And remember, the fastest way to receive GRE scores is through the SCORELINK® Internet Delivery Service, which will give you access to scores as soon as they are available, rather than receiving paper reports via the mail. Learn more now >


Upcoming conferences:
Meet with GRE representatives

If you're planning to attend any of the conferences listed below, be sure to look for the GRE representatives who will be there to provide information about the GRE revised General Test and answer your questions.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Europe Regional Conference
October 27 – 29; Milan, Italy

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Annual Conference
October 29 – 31; San Antonio, Texas, USA

AACSB International Associate Deans Conference
November 12 – 16; St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

EAIE Academy
November 14 – 18; Valencia, Spain

QS-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (APPLE) Annual Conference & Exhibition
November 16 – 18; Manila, Philippines

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Annual Meeting
December 7 – 10; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

We will be adding more conference and event dates throughout the year. To see if we'll be in your area in the coming months, check the list of upcoming conferences and meetings.

We'll also be reaching out to prospective applicants at student fairs around the world, including the QS World Grad and the QS World MBA fairs and the China Education Expo. View the complete schedule.


Participate in an upcoming score scale webinar for GRE score users

Learn about the new score scales by participating in an upcoming webinar designed especially for score users and other professionals who work with GRE scores. This interactive, in-depth event will walk you through the new score scales, how to compare candidates on the prior and new score scales and how to use concordance information. Plus, GRE representatives will be available to answer your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register today and watch your inbox for an email invitation that you can share with your colleagues, too!


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

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