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Maximizing the Effectiveness of the GRE® Search Service

Every year, recruitment strategies become more complex, and recruitment tools are more abundant. The GRE® Search Service — which schools can use regardless of their GRE score use policy — has helped thousands of graduate and professional programs find students who match their recruitment goals.

Whether the GRE Search Service is new to you or you are a seasoned user, you can benefit from this quick tour of the service’s most valuable features and benefits, as well as tips to maximize its effectiveness.

Join Jay Bryant and Mary Theresa Taglang, two former admissions and recruiting directors, for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the GRE® Search Service — a free webinar that will walk you through the steps, strategies and best practices of using the service.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover how to target candidates based on the goals of your school/program
  • Build GRE Search Service filters that meet your budget and strategic plans
  • Identify key messaging that speaks to the candidates you find in the GRE Search Service
  • Review your current tactics to ensure they align with your needs

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A Guide to Holistic Admissions

There's more to holistic admissions than just considering everything an applicant can bring to a program. In this session, learn about the full breadth of practices that promote fairness processes that mitigate bias, and strategies that can help you achieve your enrollment goals.


  • Terry Ackerman, Former Graduate Dean, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Maureen Grasso, ASHRAE Fellow, former Professor of Textile Sciences at North Carolina State University

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GRE Test Prep Workshop for Campus Educators

Join us for a complimentary on-demand GRE Test Preparation workshop. This popular 4-hour session will provide you with information that can help you create your own GRE test preparation workshop for students.

Members of the GRE Program and Assessment Development team who develop the test will present on these topics:

  • Overview of the GRE Program
  • Overview of the GRE General Test
  • Preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Measure
  • Preparing for the Quantitative Reasoning Measure
  • Preparing for the Analytical Writing Measure

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Strategies to Promote the Success of Every Student

Program completion is a top concern for many graduate programs. Yet despite pouring over applications and doing your best to predict who will succeed, students drop out or take too long to complete their degree, which is harmful to them as well as to your program’s resources and reputation. How can you ensure that the diligent efforts of your admissions committee pay off?

In this presentation, you’ll learn numerous ways you can strategically and intentionally support students as they strive to meet the expectations of your program, address nonacademic matters such as finances and housing, and navigate their own feelings of self-doubt and wanting to belong.

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Benefits, Drawbacks and Value of the GRE Test

Each component of the application packet serves a purpose, and each has its imperfections. Join John Augusto (Georgia State University) and Terry Ackerman (University of Iowa) as they take a deep look at the GRE General Test and its role in a holistic admissions process.

Key takeaways:

  • Get clarification around the purpose, benefits and limitations of the GRE General Test
  • Learn how to interpret GRE scores and how to know whether a difference in two applicants' scores is significant or meaningless
  • Better understand sources of bias in admissions and the role of GRE scores in helping or hindering bias

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Understanding Application Criteria to Make Better Admissions Decisions

The reality of graduate admissions is that programs need to make quick decisions about complete strangers based on limited information. But is there a way to improve your decision making? In this session, you’ll learn about the purpose and benefits of various components of the application packet, as well as strategies for mitigating drawbacks of each component to create a holistic, equitable process that works for your program.

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