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GRE® Board and Advisory Councils

Formed in 1966, the GRE® Board is an independent board affiliated with the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The GRE Board oversees GRE tests, services and research in consultation with its committees. It establishes all policies for the GRE Program, which ETS administers. ETS provides information, technical advice and professional counsel to the board and develops proposals to achieve its program, research and service goals.

The GRE Board

The GRE Board consists of 18 appointed members, four AGS appointees, four CGS appointees, and 10 at-large appointees. In addition, the CGS president is an ex officio member of the board. The term of office is four years.

There are five standing committees of the GRE Board:

  • Executive Committee – empowered to make interim decisions and set the agenda for board meetings
  • Research Committee – advises and reviews GRE Program research projects and long-term ETS strategic research initiatives
  • Services Committee – monitors GRE services and advises on new services and related strategic initiatives
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee – considers issues connected to fairness in GRE tests and services, and to access and diversity in the graduate school population
  • Finance Committee – considers and makes recommendations for action on GRE budget and finance issues

The GRE Board typically meets three times a year and oversees GRE tests, services and research in consultation with these committees.

The committees typically meet two to three times a year to monitor, organize, and develop projects and services intended to enhance the GRE Program's usefulness to students, institutions and higher education in general.

See a list of GRE Board members.

GRE Business School Advisory Council

The GRE Program also obtains input from the GRE Business School Advisory Council, which is composed of admissions leaders from business schools around the world. The GRE Business School Advisory Council does not directly oversee any aspect of the GRE Program, but instead provides insight, perspective and information related to domestic and international graduate business school programs.

The GRE Business School Advisory Council comprises 20 appointed members, and each member serves one three-year term. The council meets two times per year. Select GRE Board members attend all council meetings.

See a list of the GRE Business School Advisory Council members.