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How to Promote Your GRE® Score Acceptance Policy

More than half a million test takers worldwide take the GRE® General Test each year — with a continually increasing number of test takers indicating business as their intended graduate major field. That's because the GRE General Test is the one test that can power any business career and is the smart choice for aspiring students. Make sure they know that you welcome GRE® scores by accurately promoting your GRE score acceptance policy.

Clearly convey "no preference." Put yourself in the mindset of a prospective applicant; then review your website, brochures, view books, presentations, emails and other communications. Check that you are leaving no room for doubt, and instead are clearly and consistently conveying that your program welcomes GRE scores AND weighs them equally to scores from other business school admissions tests.¹

Make sure test takers can find the information they need. Link your digital communications to ets.org/gre so your prospective applicants can easily find all the details they need to register and prepare for test day. Don't forget to mention your official GRE Institution Code. If you don't have one, become an official GRE score user now so you can start sharing it with future applicants.

Communicate your GRE scores acceptance policy to your staff, including:

  • staff and alumni who answer questions on the telephone, online or in the field.
  • your undergraduate faculty, career services center and other staff who may advise undergraduates about graduate or business school. Encourage them to download and print materials from the GRE Advisor Kit so they can display GRE material in their offices.

Make sure your school is listed correctly in the following resources:

Please notify grebusiness@ets.org if changes are needed.

1 According to the findings of Kaplan Test Prep's Business School Admission Surveys and the ETS GRE Score-User Satisfaction Survey, most business schools do not have a preference for one admission test over another.