Important Policy changes for New GRE
This month ETS (Educational Testing Service) has made two important policy changes for New GRE test takers in the areas of score reporting and retaking the test.
1st Policy Change:
From this month (July 2012) the new Score Select option will be available for both the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests, and can be used by anyone with reportable scores from the last five years. The new Score Select option lets you decide which GRE scores from your reportable history to send to the Universities.
What’s the benefit for the students?
The students can now report the scores that they feel reflect their personal best.
On test day, when viewing the scores at the test center, students can select the:
- Score Select Most Recent option — Send the scores from the current test taken(FREE).
- Score Select All option — Send the scores from all tests taken in the last five years (FREE).
Students can decide which option to use for each of their four free score reports.
After test day, students can send Additional Score Reports for a fee by selecting from the following:
- Score Select Most Recent option — Send the scores from the most recent test taken.
- Score Select All option — Send the scores from all tests taken in the last five years.
- Score Select Any option — Send the scores from one OR many tests taken in the last five years.
Scores for a taken test must be reported in their entirety, regardless of whether a student has chosen the Most Recent, All or Any option. To report the test, a student has to select specific test date so the reported scores are all from the same testing session. Institutes will receive the score reports that show only the scores that a student has selected to send to them. There will be no special indication if a student has taken additional GRE tests.
And the 2nd Policy Change:
From this month (July 2012), the policy for retaking a test will also be updated. Students will be able to take the GRE revised General Test once every 30 days, and up to five times within rolling 12-month period.
If you want to know more about the New GRE, please read an old post on New GRE here.
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