ETS Announces GRE General Test at Home Option
Due to the sweeping effects of the coronavirus, ETS will be temporarily offering an option to take the GRE General Test at home. This option will be available in selected countries and is for students who, due to public health concerns, cannot take the GRE General Test at a test center.
Who will be able to take the GRE General Test at home?
The option to take the test at home is available to those who live in an area where the test is offered. As of March 23. 2020 (13:00 UCT), home tests are available in the United States, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong (China), and Macau (China).
What equipment is required for the at-home exam?
You have computer equipment that meets the requirements for the test:
How must one prepare their at-home testing room?
You must have a room that provides an acceptable environment for the test.
To see if you meet ETS’s requirement to take the test at home, visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/. Once “approved,” you will need to install the ETS secure browser and register with ETS.
Your scores will be available in your ETS account and sent to your chosen schools 10-15 days after your test date.
What about the GRE’s competitors?
Both GMAC and LSAC announced this week that they are moving towards a remote proctoring option. GMAC plans to have it in place by mid-April. LSAC has not announced an estimated date when the remote option will be available.
The GRE is accepted widely today by almost all graduate business schools in addition to the GMAT, which had dominated business school admissions until about 10 years ago.
A growing number of law schools accept the GRE as well as the LSAT. Acceptance of the GRE among law schools will accelerate if it is the only option available for law school applicants.
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