How to send GRE scores to universities
How to send GRE scores to universities:After you have appeared for GRE, the next step is to send GRE scores to universities and fellowship institutions you have lined up. But to ensure that you do not goof up while you send GRE scores to universities or designated institution which receives your GRE scores, you need to know how the process works. For example, even though you have paid a fee for appearing in the GRE test and have received your score, you cannot send the score to just about any university or sponsor you want. Also, there is a limit on how many FREE score reports you are allowed to send. Then, there is a time frame for designating schools and institutes that will receive the scores as well.
In this article, candidates can read all about how to send GRE scores to universities. Know various stages and process to send GRE scores to universities and financial organizations beginning with a brief introduction on getting GRE scores and opening an ETS Account.
Getting your GRE Score
Official GRE test scores would be sent to your ETS Account, along with the notification that official score reports have been sent to your designated score recipients.
Time frame for receiving GRE scores:
Computer-delivered test: You can view your unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the test center on the day of the test. The Analytical Writing score test though takes about 10–15 days after the GRE test date to process, and the official score of the three sections will be sent to you to your ETS account and designated recipients once it is done.
Paper-delivered test: Your test scores are available in your account and sent to designated recipients in about five weeks.
GRE Subject test: It takes about five weeks from the test date to send scores to your ETS account and designated recipients.
How to access your ETS Account
To view your official scores or take print-outs of your scores, you need to log-in to ETS Account. Using the account you will be able to also select recipients who you want to receive your GRE Scores.
Here are steps to accessing your GRE ETS Account
Go to GRE official website
Open GRE Home page
On the right hand top corner of GRE Home page, there is ETS Account link
Log-in to your account
Send GRE scores: You have four free options
Your GRE test fee makes you eligible to send your scores to four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors.
Computer-delivered GRE General Test: you have to designate your free score recipients at the test center.
Paper-delivered GRE General Test: you will be asked to designate your free score recipients during the GRE registration process.
GRE has introduced the ScoreSelect option to help you decide which test scores to send to the institutions you designate. Using the option you can send your best GRE scores to impress upon the admissions committee of any top university in the world.
Send GRE scores to universities and fellowship institutions: How to make a request
The process for requesting GRE Scores can have some minor differences depending on whether you have appeared for the computer-delivered or paper-delivered test. Also, GRE subject tests and GRE General Test may have their differences as well.
Computer Delivered GRE General test
Once you are over with your test, you can view your unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the test center. While viewing your scores, you will also be prompted to designate four recipients who you want to receive your General Test scores. In case you want to include a name that is not listed, you must contact the test center administrator and fill the appropriate forms.
You have the option to select either:
Most Recent (Send your scores from your current test administration), or
All (Send your scores from all administrations in the last five years) option
Paper-delivered GRE General Test
During the registration process, you will be asked to select the four recipients. The following steps are similar to computer-delivered GRE General Test.
GRE Subject Tests
Your GRE subject scores will be sent to up to four graduate institutions or a fellowship sponsor for free as it is part of the test fee. You can use the ScoreSelect option to decide which test scores to send to the institutions you designate.
The designation process has to be completed during the registration process for the GRE subject test.
When designating score recipients, you can select:
Most Recent - send scores from the Subject Test you are registering to take, or
All –and send scores from all the times you have taken a GRE Subject Test in the last five years.
You can decide which option to use for each of your four free score reports.
Send your best GRE scores using ScoreSelect Option
The ScoreSelect option allows test takers to send their best GRE test scores from test taken in the last five years. Using the option you can send scores of not only GRE tests that you already appeared, but also tests that you might appear in the future, provided the tests fall in the specified five-year period.
The ScoreSelect option is available in both free and paid version.
A. Free ScoreSelect Option: This option gives you four FREE score reports that you can send to graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. You can use the free option on Test Day when viewing your scores at the test center. You may use any of the following two options for each of your four FREE score reports:
Most Recent â Send your scores from your current test administration.
All â Send your scores from all General Test administrations in the last five years.
Alternately, you may opt not to choose the recipients on test day and instead select them at a later date. But for selecting GRE score recipients after test day, you have to pay an additional fee.
B. Paid ScoreSelect Option: If you wish to send additional scores after the Test Day, you must pay a separate fee, in addition to the test fee. You have the following choices under this option:
Most Recent â Send your scores from your most recent test administration.
All â Send your scores from all test administrations in the last five years.
Any â Send your scores from one OR as many test administrations as you like from the last five years.
Notwithstanding which option you choose to send GRE scores to universities or fellowship sponsor:
You have to clearly specify the dates of the test so that all GRE scores reported are from the same testing session
The designated universities will only be able to see the scores you approve of. Also, the reports will not include details about any additional tests that you may have taken.
Who can use ScoreSelect Option?
You can use ScoreSelect option for both GRE General and GRE Subject Tests. You, though, need to have reportable scores within the last five years to use the option.
Sample Graduate Institution Score Report (PDF) sent to designated recipients - Check here or from below
Ordering Additional Score Reports (ASRs)
You can also order Additional Score Reports (ASRs), which is in addition to the four free options you already have.
Additional Score Reports (ASRs) can be ordered: through online, by mail and by fax.
When ordering additional GRE reports, you have to mention your preference: Most Recent, All or Any specific test administration of the GRE General Test and/or Subject Tests.
The fee for requesting ASRs is US$27 per score recipient. Remember that once a request is raised, you cannot cancel, change or claim a refund for it.
How many days it takes ASRs to reach designated institutions:
If you order online through your ETS Account, it takes approximately five business days after the order is placed.
If requested through mail or fax, it can take up to ten business days.
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Questions related to GRE
Im interested to do BBA in canada.Is it necessary to attempt GRE ?
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year full time undergraduate course. To study in Canada, you must have qualified their secondary level education or equivalent to pursue this course.Basic Requirement is :IELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88, CAEL- 70 and PTE- 65In Canada, GRE is required for master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the test too.
As you intend to study business, you don't require appearing for GRE exam.
Hope this helps!
If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams
The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.
SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.
LPU is not AICTE Approved neither a Demmed University ? I know its UGC Approved but , Will it cause problem in Higher studies Abroad and in India (GRE/GMAT/GATE) or problems in Off Campus Placement and Company Switching ? Please Give Correct Answer !!!! DO NOT GIVE LPU WEBSITE NOT HAVING AICTEREASON
Lets go point by point:
1. Universities DO NOT need AICTE approvals, as AICTE is not the regulatory authority for Universities.
2. LPU is a full fledged PRIVATE University established u/s 2F of UGC act. Deemed universities are those which run only one branch of courses and are not given FULL university status by UGC.
3. For higher studies abroad: LPU itself has tie ups with over 200 top universities world over. secondly, most universities abroad take the scores of GRE/GMAT/GATE etc, there are thousands of LPU students world over who have passed these examinations and are either studying abroad or have completed their studies.
4. Higher studies in India: All the LPU courses are recognized by all the universities in India for qualifying examination purpose due to UGC recognition.
5. Placements: LPU has one of the biggest and most elaborate placement process for thousands of its students in all the programs and more than 600 companies visit the campus for recruitment offering lucrative offers. Going to company switching later on, the skills attained in LPU act as catalyst in your career. Most of the technologies being taught in LPU improve your efficiency by leaps and bounds.
Hope this solves all the points.
How to shortlist the universities that matches your profile and is it advisable to apply with the low GRE score if GPA is satisfactory?
Try searching for the top universities and apply for them. If your GRE score is low but above the required score then a strong LOR of SOP may compensate for it. While selecting the candidates GRE is not the only criterion taken into account.
I want to pursue a PhD from english- speaking country. So do I need to take IELTS and GRE both?
Dear Akira a,
As per your query there is no need to go for both ,You can choose any of one Where you should good score .You can either GRE or IELTS or TOFEL .Score is much more important So as per my suggest please focus in one .