Find the best candidates for your graduate program
For nearly six decades the GRE® tests have played an important role in the graduate admissions process. Developed and administered by Educational Testing Service, the GRE® (Graduate Record Examinations®) tests assess academic knowledge and skills relevant to graduate study – and give you the information you need to carefully evaluate your applicants.
The GRE® General Test is the preferred admissions test for thousands of graduate programs worldwide. Taken by more than 800,000 students each year, the GRE® General Test:
- Measures the skills that faculty and graduate deans consider essential for graduate school success
- Provides the only common measures for comparing the qualifications of applications from different educational backgrounds and countries of origin
- Furnishes independent information to supplement the evaluation of grades and recommendations
The GRE® Revised General Test is here
For more than 60 years, the graduate community has accepted the GRE® General Test as a proven measure of a candidate's readiness for graduate-level work — and of their potential for success.
Now ETS, creator of the GRE® General Test, has enhanced the content and delivery of the test in several significant ways. The GRE revised General Test is even more closely aligned with the skills needed in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. And it can help you make more informed admissions decisions.
Accepting GRE® General Test scores makes good business sense
In this era of globalization and increased competition among academic institutions, more than 900 business schools around the world have turned to the GRE General Test to increase and diversify their applicant pool.
The GRE® General Test makes good business sense because it:
- provides access to a diverse candidate pool — worldwide, more than 800,000 people from about 230 countries test annually
- measures the skills that business schools value — verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing
- is a valid predictor of success in a broad variety of programs — including business — as demonstrated by independent research
- provides common measures and score data for comparing applicants' qualifications across different educational backgrounds, countries of origin and intended majors
- measures the same level of math knowledge as other leading graduate admission tests
presents many questions in a business context
- does not presume advanced knowledge in any specific content area, including business
When you accept GRE® scores it is good news for your applicants, too, because it is:
- the only admissions test that can help them pursue their MBA and other graduate degrees, depending on their career path
- offered at more locations than any other graduate-level admissions test — approximately 700 test centres in more than 160 countries
- more affordable and includes FREE services such as the GRE Search Service and four ETS Personal Potential Index Evaluation Reports.
“Some people are surprised to learn that the GRE test measures the same basic cognitive skills as the GMAT test,” says David G. Payne, ETS Vice President. “In fact, ETS actually developed the GMAT test some years ago, so we are keenly aware that it does not measure business skills. Like the GRE test, it measures knowledge and skills that admissions officials must evaluate when considering applicants for graduate programs.”
More than 900 MBA programs worldwide accept GRE scores – including a number of programs in Canada: University of Toronto, University of Calgary, the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Lakehead University, Concordia University, St. Mary's University, Simon Fraser University and Cape Breton University.
Information for test-takers
ETS Canada does not take GRE registrations or provide results. Please visit www.ets.org/gre for information.