GRE® eUpdate

The Essential Role of GRE® Scores in Graduate Admissions

When used appropriately, GRE scores serve a unique role in helping decision makers fairly compare applicants from different backgrounds. Without this common, objective measure, other components of the application can unfairly bias students, especially those from underrepresented groups. Learn why.

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Transparency, Inclusivity and Predictability

Alberto Acereda, formerly a department chair at Arizona State University, became Executive Director of Global Higher Education at ETS earlier this year. Here, he discusses three key trends shaping graduate admissions.

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GRE Fee Reduction Program Gets Even Better

Changes to the GRE Fee Reduction Program are intended to help further reduce barriers for students with financial need — such as giving a $100 value in free test prep to those who receive a 50 percent fee reduction on test fees.

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Redesigned GRE Website Helps Visitors Find Key Resources

Changes to the GRE institutional website make it easier to find resources to help you plan for the admissions process, interpret GRE scores, understand test validity and fairness, and advise students interested in pursuing a graduate education. The home page also emphasizes that the GRE tests are rooted in the ETS mission, guided by the GRE Board and backed by research.

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GRE Search Service Helps You Find Your Best Prospects

Get the applicants that best fit your program by searching a database of 500,000+ graduate-ready prospects. Use 30+ search criteria, including intended graduate major, geographic location and planned date of enrollment, to zero in on the prospects you want. All prospects have opted in to hear from programs, and the database is updated twice a week.

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