This is an effort to advance quality and equity in education and to expand graduate school opportunities in the current economy. For the normal registration fee for GRE Test is 150. But under this program, the GRE fee will be reduced by 50%. This helping gesture is available to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and will be on first come, first served basis.
The eligibility requirements for the friendly scheme will be:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, age eighteen (18) or older, who is currently unemployed and has become unemployed within the past 6 months.
- You must be planning to take the computer-based GRE General Test in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.
- You must be able to submit a copy of an Unemployment Benefits Statement from the past 90 days as proof of unemployment.
Individuals who meet the requirements, and request a GRE fee reduction before the upper limit of fee reductions has been reached, can take the computer-based GRE General Test for half price (75).
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Service). GRE Test Score is considered the best indicator of ones suitability for Graduate Schools as well as B-Schools
admissions world over. GRE Test contains three parts namely Analytical Writing Assessment (GRE AWA), Quantitative section (GRE QUANT) and Verbal section (GRE VERBAL).
As per Educational Testing Service (ETS), the official administrator of GRE, the volume of GRE Test takers reached a record level of more than 800,000. The number of GRE takers has been increasing continuously for last several years.
Although other higher education tests such as GMAT, have registered a slow down in the volume of test takers, but GRE test volume has been increasing and it witnessed around 13% increase from last year. The main reasons cited for this increase are the introduction of test-taker friendly GRE Revised General Test from August 2011 and growing acceptance of GRE score by graduate schools including Business Schools world over.
Some of the Business schools including some top B-Schools such as Stanford Graduate Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan), Michigan Ross School of Business, IE Business School Spain etc. have also started accepting GRE Score for their MBA Courses. In 2011, the number of B-schools accepting GRE score increased to around 800 from 450 in 2010.
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