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“Admissions processes that use standardized assessments, coupled with more subjective measures like essays, internships and interviews, are inherently fairer and more respectful to applicants, while also helping institutions achieve their diversity goals.”
– Michael Cunningham, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Tulane University
“A complete assessment of each applicant is important to identifying the best graduate students for your program. Using GRE scores is essential in having a full understanding of the potential of each applicant.”
– Maureen Grasso, Professor of Textile Sciences and Former Graduate Dean at North Carolina State University and ETS Strategic Advisor
Learn more about what the graduate community is saying about use of GRE scores.
Inside Higher Ed
Removing barriers for applicants is a priority, but eliminating the GRE test does the opposite.
Higher Ed Dive
An associate dean believes students should be empowered to present their qualifications to admissions committees however they think best.
A doctoral student at UCLA shares numerous ways that students from very different backgrounds have benefitted from GRE score use.
Poets & Quants
At Yale School of Management, holistic admissions includes evaluating inter- and intrapersonal competencies in addition to traditional measures.
Some fear standardized testing hurts equity. The problem is actually rooted in human psychology and faculty culture.
Inside Higher Ed
Eliminating the GRE as a requirement will hurt the very students in whose name some programs are doing so, write six scholars.
ETS works with five graduate education advisors with decades of “boots on the ground” experience in graduate admissions.
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