Welcome to the GRE Search Service

From simple, single sign in to comprehensive search capabilities and a cost efficient payment model, the GRE Search Service can help you enhance your program’s recruitment strategies — and reach your most qualified prospects to meet your goals.

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P. Andrew Sleeth

Graduate Admissions Manager

In Search of the Next Class of Computer Science Graduates

When you’re responsible for recruiting the next class of computer science graduate students, traditional methods may not deliver. Explore how North Carolina State University found success using the GRE Search Service.

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7 Tips to Maximize Recruitment Success with the GRE Search Service

Are you getting the most out of your recruitment marketing dollars? If you’re not using the GRE Search Service to help identify the qualified students your program needs, then there’s a lot to be gained. Discover 7 tips for getting the most out of the GRE Search Service.

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Reaching Graduate Applicants with Great Potential

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Frequently Asked Questions about the GRE Search Service

  • Institutions eligible to participate in the GRE Search Service include (1) institutions and departments within institutions that award graduate degrees, and (2) non-degree-granting organizations that award graduate fellowships or scholarships.

    NOTE: Participation is currently available for eligible institutions and organizations within the United States, Canada, the European Union and many other countries. Because of international privacy laws, participation may not be available to institutions in certain locations. For further details, contact a GRE Search Service specialist.

  • The best evidence is what we hear directly from our longstanding school customers and even some marketing agencies that manage their recruitment campaigns. They often tell us that the GRE Search Service is one of their most cost-effective tools, when it comes to return on investment, especially when used as part of a multi-touchpoint campaign.

  • Yes, the terms and conditions, which you sign when you log into the Search Service for the first time, allow you to assign ordering privileges to up to 5 delegates who can place list orders on your behalf. That means that if you have an agency managing your marketing and recruitment campaigns, they can be assigned delegate status.

  • Yes. A GRE Search Service specialist can run a complimentary search based on your specific criteria.

  • Follow these easy steps:

    1. If you already have a GRE institution code, skip to Step 2. If you need a code, go to ets.org/gre/scores and submit an application for your institution to become a GRE score user. Institutions that award graduate degrees and fellowship organizations that award graduate fellowships are eligible to become GRE score recipients.
    2. Go to ets.org/gre/scores and click the Request Access button. Complete and submit the “Request Access to ETS Services” form.
      • To find your institution code, type the name of your institution in the space provided. If you are unable to find your code, try leaving out common words such as “university,” “college,” “institute,” and words like “the,” “of,” “and,” “at,” etc. For instance, if searching for the “University of Nebraska at Lincoln,” try using only the keywords, “Nebraska Lincoln.”
      • If you cannot find your institution code, contact a GRE Search Service specialist.
    3. You will receive an email from ETS in approximately 7-10 business days confirming that your access to the GRE Search Service has been activated and providing you with your username and password. If you haven’t received an email from ETS in this timeframe, contact a GRE Search Service specialist.
    4. If you already have access to a service in the ETS Institution Portal, you will use the same username and password to access the Search Service.
  • There are two ways to get guidance:

    1. Refer to the GRE® Search Service User Manual to learn about the features of the service. You can access the user manual after you sign in to the ETS Institution Portal. The user manual contains details about search criteria, characteristics of the GRE Search Service prospect pool, record layouts, etc.
    2. Contact a GRE Search Service specialist.
  • Have a different question? Get answers to other FAQs here.

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Discover more about how the GRE Search Service can help you enhance your recruitment strategies to find the right applicants to meet program goals.