Using GRE Scores
Why use GRE® scores?
GRE scores can be considered useful, positive indicators of an applicant’s preparedness for graduate study. They also reduce the role that implicit bias plays in the review and selection process to empower your institution to meet its programs’ goals.
Fairly evaluate applicants with GRE® scores
The GRE tests are carefully developed so that they are valid, reliable and fair, and ETS makes significant investments in research to maintain those attributes. Without the GRE tests, admissions committees could only consider measures that are subjective or not directly comparable – ones which do not undergo a rigorous fairness review process or yield comparative data. Using GRE scores, your institution can help to ensure fairness during application review.
Getting the Greatest Value Out of Test Scores
Lately, many graduate schools have been having discussions about “test-optional” policies in an effort to increase the diversity of their applicant and registered student pools – but evidence shows that programs that have done so do not see improved diversity.
This article discusses how incorporating test scores into a holistic admissions process can help ensure a diverse, talented pool of applicants and enrolled students.