Why Holistic Admissions

Set customized goals and access practical resources to help you learn how to better implement a holistic admissions process at your institution in real time.

Supporting a Robust and Inclusive Graduate Admissions Process

Why Holistic Admissions is Important

Explore the principles and benefits of holistic admissions.

Understanding Holistic Admissions

Why Using GRE® Scores is Fairer

Holistic admissions — inclusive of GRE scores — balances the influence and limitations of any one piece of information.

Using GRE Scores Successfully

Increasing Diversity: How Holistic Admissions Can Help

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Improving Diversity & Inclusion

A Commitment to Fairness and Equity

ETS takes a 360 approach to ensuring its tests are valid, fair, secure and accessible to everyone.

Breaking Barriers for Applicants

Navigating Holistic Admissions

Get tips and resources for implementing holistic admissions at every stage of the process.

Navigating Holistic Admissions

Preparing for the Admissions Process

Set goals and guiding principles. Structure processes to achieve your goals. Consider committee composition and training.

Implement Holistic Admissions at Scale

Achieving a holistic admission process can be time and resource intensive. ETS and Kira Talent provide your program with solutions to future-proof your processes.

With Kira Talent, you can identify more of your best-fit applicants with asynchronous assessment and live interview technology customized to the way your team works.

It’s Time for an Honest Conversation about Graduate Admissions

Some programs are considering changing the role of GRE® scores in their admissions process.

Explore FAQs and resources about the test’s purpose and misconceptions around bias and diversity, which can help inform the conversations that may be happening on your campus or within your academic networks.

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Jonathan Malesic, a former full-time faculty member at King’s College, says improving graduate diversity and equity requires changing the culture around admissions.

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Enhance Your Graduate Student Recruitment Campaigns

The GRE® Search Service helps you reach the right applicants by allowing you to filter and find qualified prospects that are actively looking for a program like yours. Explore how it can enhance your graduate student recruitment strategies.

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Continue Your Journey

Learn how you can benefit from holistic admissions practices — a method that looks at multiple sources of information to get the fullest picture of each applicant’s potential.

Why Holistic Admissions?