Take the GRE Sooner Rather Than Later

by Vault Education Editors | February 04, 2011

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If you are planning to take the GRE for a November application deadline, now that more business schools are accepting it, you might want to go ahead and do that soon. At least before July, before the new GRE rolls out, or you won't get your scores until mid-November, and then you might be left with scores you'll end up lying about to your friends, without the option to retake.

From a Kaplan release:

“Application deadlines are a key consideration for students deciding whether to take the current GRE® or the new one. Because ETS, the exam’s administrator, needs to collect a statistically significant sample size of test takers to ensure score accuracy of the new test, test takers who take the exam in August, September and October won’t receive their official scores back until November – meaning they’ll have to wait up to 3 months for their official scores. This will force many to miss application deadlines, and create undue stress for scrambling to retest if they’re not happy with their scores. If you need your score before November, you must take the current GRE® before July,” said Liza Weale, executive director of pre-business and pre-graduate programs, Kaplan Test Prep. “Our advice to students: if you can take the current GRE® do so – it’s to your advantage.”



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