GRE® Score Acceptance by Business Schools Skyrockets Around the World

With More Than 1,000 Business Schools Now Accepting GRE Scores,
Students Taking a GRE Test Gain Advantage

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Princeton, N.J. (October 9, 2012) —

With the recruitment season heating up at business schools around the world, Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today that more than 1,000 business schools worldwide now accept GRE® revised General Test scores for their MBA programs.

According to David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Higher Education division at ETS, "We add more business schools to the list of GRE score users almost every day. The growth is astounding, but it makes perfect sense. Schools want great candidates for their MBA and specialized master's programs — and they recognize that GRE test takers are a highly qualified, highly diverse population. We've gotten great feedback from business schools who say they are pleased to see the number of applicants with GRE scores rise with each admissions cycle." Even schools like Harvard are now communicating directly to students that GRE scores are valued. [poetsandquants.com]

This information is good news for students around the world since taking the GRE revised General Test provides many advantages. In addition to a lower test fee compared to other admissions test options, GRE test takers benefit from the test-taker friendly features of the exam, such as the preview/review functionality and the Quantitative Reasoning section onscreen calculator. GRE officials also announced the introduction of the new ScoreSelectSM option earlier this year, which allows test takers to decide which GRE scores, from their reportable history, to send to their designated schools. Students also appreciate the fact that GRE scores are welcome at both graduate and business schools, which means they need to take only one test as they explore their various academic and career options.

Among the 1,000+ business schools now accepting GRE scores are most of the world’s top-ranked MBA programs, including 7 of the top 10 on the Financial Times 2012 Global MBA Rankings. In addition, the business schools at Duke University, the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison join the 85 percent of U.S. News & World Report Top 100 business schools in the United States that accept GRE scores. Around the world, some other recent additions to the rapidly growing worldwide network of schools accepting GRE scores include the triple-accredited EMLYON Business School, Fudan University, HEC Paris, IMD, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and University of Cambridge.

When asked about her school’s recent decision to accept GRE scores, Jenni Denniston, Director of MBA Recruiting and Admissions at the Ivey School of Business at Western University in Canada, explains that "Accepting GRE scores opens up a new and diverse applicant pool for our full-time MBA program to seek applications from."

Pejay Belland, Director of Marketing, Admissions and Financial Aid at INSEAD in France, says, "By accepting GRE scores for admissions we now have access to an even wider pool of candidates with highly unique profiles. This continued diversity results in developing skills in and outside of the classroom which are crucial for tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs."

To view the complete list of schools now accepting GRE scores for their MBA programs or to become an official GRE score user, please visit www.ets.org/gre/business.

Prospective test takers are urged to go to www.takethegre.com and register now for the GRE revised General Test to reserve a seat to test in 2012.

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