Graduate and Professional Schools Support the GRE® General Test at Home
Deans, faculty and staff voice their appreciation for the GRE® Program's support in helping to keep student dreams and admissions schedules on track. Read the testimonials below to hear their feedback and support for the GRE® General Test at home.
Academic Services Administrator, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida; and member, GRE Business School Advisory Committee
The speed at which the GRE Program was able to release the at home test meant that our recruiters could continue to work applicants in the pipeline. Rather than be put in a holding pattern, applicants were encouraged to continue their application process and strive toward their ultimate goal of graduate education. We look forward to getting the GRE General Test at home scores for these applicants in the near future and moving them closer to an admission decision.
Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko
Dean of the Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Chair-Elect, GRE Board
We are very grateful that ETS developed an at home online version of the GRE General Test so quickly. We have many graduate applicants who need to take the test and we look forward to considering applicants' GRE General Test at home scores as part of our graduate program admissions reviews.
Brian F. French
Associate Dean of Research, Washington State University; and Chair, GRE Technical Advisory Committee
Praise for the GRE Program's ability to respond quickly with an innovative solution during this crisis. The GRE General Test at home will allow applicants to continue their educational journeys and institutions to continue with their recruitment and admissions.
Director MBA Programs, Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly; and member, GRE Business School Advisory Committee
Before the stay-in-shelter orders were announced in California, we had already offered admission to a third of our cohort. At that stage to divide our applicant pool into those who had taken the GRE [General Test] and those who hadn't seemed unfair. But the GRE Program came to the rescue with a home testing solution so quickly that our admission process remained unaltered. This global pandemic has tested all of us in so many ways, but through it I have witnessed the ability of ETS to nimbly adapt, creatively problem-solve, and go above and beyond in their support of education.
Dean of the Graduate School, Cornell University; and Chair, GRE Board Research Committee
Prospective graduate students and graduate schools are benefitting from the responsiveness and innovation of the GRE Program, which quickly and effectively launched the GRE General Test at home amidst the challenges of the global pandemic. As one component of holistic, individual review of graduate applications, having this testing option available helps reduce the complexities of preparing to apply for graduate school and maintains the ability of admissions committees to include this information in review processes.
Professor and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Rice University; and ad hoc member, GRE Board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Students want to stay safe and healthy; they want the same GRE General Test content and format that they have been preparing for with no surprises; and they want to submit their GRE scores in a timely manner to graduate programs seeking this source of objective and reliable information. With the GRE General Test at home, ETS and the GRE Program have managed to meet all three of these student needs on an international scale.
Admissions Director, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University; and member, GRE Business School Advisor Committee
The speed with which ETS was able to introduce the GRE General Test at home is remarkable, and a huge benefit to everyone who had their aspirations put on pause during this time. The fact that at home scores will seamlessly integrate with our process means we can review those applicants extremely quickly and help them get their educational journeys back on track.