MARCH 2011

The GRE revised General TesteUPDATE

Dear Colleague,

Big news! Registration for the GRE® revised General Test is now open!

In recognition of this key milestone, this issue of eUpdate highlights resources and quick facts you can use to help guide applicants in deciding whether to take the current GRE® General Test or the GRE revised General Test – and how to register and prepare for test day.

If you don't find your questions answered here or on our website, remember you can always contact us at GREhelpline@ets.org.

Sincerely,

The GRE revised General Test Team

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Registration for the GRE revised General Test is Now Open!

On March 15, test takers from all around the world started registering for the GRE revised General Test, which begins in August. They're now getting ready for the exciting changes that are coming, like the new test-taker friendly design and new types of questions that better reflect the kind of thinking they'll do in graduate or business school.

Plus, applicants who register to take the test between August 1 and September 30, 2011 will save 50% on their test fee; their scores will be sent by mid‑November.

Right now, applicants can register for either the current GRE General Test, which will be administered through July, or the upcoming GRE revised General Test. Since they may not know which test to take, here's how to advise them:

  • If applicants need their GRE scores before November, they must take the current GRE General Test before August to get their scores in time.
  • If applicants don't need their scores until after November, they can take the GRE revised General Test and experience the new, test-taker friendly design and the opportunity to save 50% on their test fee when they test between August 1 and September 30, 2011.
  • If applicants are registering to take the GRE revised General Test between August and November, direct them to the special score reporting schedule, which details when they can expect their scores.
Important: Regardless of which test they need to take, remind applicants to register as early as possible. Seats for the current GRE General Test will fill up quickly, and there will be significant demand for the GRE revised General Test during the 50% discount period in August and September 2011.
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What to Tell Applicants About the Registration Process

Here are some quick facts to have handy when you're advising applicants who are beginning the registration process for either the current or revised test:


For more information to help you advise applicants about the GRE revised General Test, download the Advisor's Guide: An Inside Look.

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What Applicants Can Do To Start Preparing

No matter which test applicants plan to take, there are FREE official GRE practice materials available to help them do their best.

  • Preparation Material for the GRE General Test,
    (If testing before August 2011)
    • POWERPREP® software for the computer‑based test
    • GRE® General Test Practice Book for the paper‑based test
    • Sample questions and test‑taking strategies and tips
    • Additional preparation tools are available for purchase
  • Preparation Material for the GRE revised General Test,
    (If testing on or after August 1, 2011)
    • POWERPREP® II software for the computer‑based test
    • Practice Book for the Paper‑based GRE® revised General Test
    • Sample questions and test‑taking strategies and tips
    • Additional preparation tools are available for purchase


In addition, applicants can:


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The GRE Client Relations Team continues its outreach schedule — providing additional opportunities to speak directly with a GRE representative and get answers to your questions about the launch of the GRE revised General Test. Here are the events we will be attending in April:

  • The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 67th Annual Meeting on March 30‑April 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) 24th Annual Conference on April 6‑9 in Washington, DC
  • GRE Test Preparation Workshop for Campus Educators on April 11 in San Francisco, California
  • GRE Test Preparation Workshop for Campus Educators on April 26 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) 2011 Annual Meeting on April 13‑16 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • The GRE revised General Test Regional Meeting on April 20 in Los Angeles, California
  • The GRE revised General Test Regional Meeting on April 27 in New York, New York
  • AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) on April 28‑30 in New York, New York

Visit us online for the latest list of upcoming conferences.

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OTHER RESOURCES

We offer additional resources for information on the GRE revised General Test, launching on
August 1, 2011.

See our Information
Center
for helpful tools,
tips and guidelines that will help prepare you and your students.
Go to the Information
Center now >

Plus, we have a Helpline where you can send in your questions about the GRE revised General Test.

Contact:
GREhelpline@ets.org

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