Is there a way to tell which test takers took the shorter GRE?
The test date is included on the GRE score report. Test takers who have test dates on or after September 22, 2023, will have taken the shorter GRE.
Are there tools to help me compare GRE scores to LSAT® scores?
Yes. Access the GRE Comparison Tool for Law Schools.
How can I determine if GRE scores correlate with success in my program?
The best way is to conduct a validity study. ETS researchers will provide advice on the design of appropriate validations studies without charge. For assistance, contact email@example.com. View a list of GRE validity resources.
How does ETS ensure the tests are fair and unbiased?
Ensuring the fairness of GRE tests throughout the test development, administration and scoring processes is a high priority. Learn more about test fairness.
Why is it a problem to use a minimum or cut score to narrow my pool of applicants?
The practice of using cut scores, especially one that uses GRE scores as the sole criteria, is contradictory to a holistic admissions process because it puts too much weight on one measure, and does not allow applicants the opportunity to show other evidence of skills and experiences that graduate programs might value.
How can I determine if the difference in scores between two applicants is significant?
Different scores among test takers may not reflect significant differences in abilities. As described in score use guideline #3 in the GRE® Guide to the Use of Scores, every test has measurement error. It is important for a decision maker to know whether the differences between two scores is meaningful. For more information, review score use guideline #3 and the standard error of measurement information in the GRE® Guide to the Use of Scores (PDF).
I want to see all of my applicants' scores, not just those they choose to send me. How can I arrange that?
ETS sends scores according to the specific request of test takers. To see all of your applicants' GRE scores, you would need to communicate that request to applicants directly.
How can I verify test takers' scores?
If the test taker directs ETS to send scores to your institution/program, you will be able to verify those scores using the ETS Data Manager.
What do I do if I have concerns about the scores?
To verify that the scores you received match those in the ETS database, you can use the ETS Data Manager.
If you have security concerns about an individual test score, please complete the Score Inquiry Form (PDF) and submit it to the ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) at CommunicateTestSecurity@ets.org. Completing this form will provide helpful information to OTI to assist in their score review process. Learn more about test security.
Are there any additional resources I can review?