Monthly Archive for November, 2011

The Revised GRE and Admissions


By far the most common questions we have been receiving are those that deal with how revised GRE scores affect graduate admissions. The question that is on the minds of many people can be stated like this:

Are my scores high enough to allow me to successfully apply to the school(s) I would like to attend?

This is a very significant question, but unfortunately there is no short and simple answer to it. Different universities (and colleges and departments within the universities) handle GRE scores in different ways. For many programs, the way they view the GRE is changing as they now receive scores from students who have taken both the old and new GREs.

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New GRE Scoring Analysis

This is what converting scores from the old to the new GRE can feel like

We have received numerous comments over the past several days pertaining to the new scores for the GRE and how to make sense of them. An important thing to keep in mind right now is that this is still a very new test, and as such it is difficult for all parties involved (including students, ETS, and universities) to get an accurate picture of what the first round of scores actually means. We are in the same boat, and so we are only able to offer some thoughts and guidelines for interpreting your scores on the new GRE at this time.
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