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Descriptive Study of Universities' Use of GRE General Test Scores in Awarding Fellowships to First-Year Doctoral Students GRE

Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel
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RR-14-27, GRE-14-04
ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Score Interpretation, Test Validity, Score Use, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Education, Merit Based Fellowships


These academic competencies were one of the characteristics the decision makers identified as required for successful doctoral students. The participants stated that the factors for success in graduate school are nebulous; however, the students with high GRE scores and other noteworthy supporting materials are expected to perform strongly in graduate school and, therefore, are worthy of the investment of a merit-based fellowship.

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