Score Reporting for GRE

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Akshay Study Abroad in Entrance Exams, GRE

Reporting the GRE Scores

What is meant by “reporting of GRE scores”?A student has to report GRE score when applying to the universities. The “score reporting” i.e. the sending of the GRE scores is done by ETS, the body that conducts GRE.

ETS sends official score reports directly to all authorized score recipients a student designates. The score report is intended only for the student’s information and personal records. Institutions have the option of receiving scores in a format that is distributed approximately twice a month; therefore, a student must allow additional time for receipt and processing.

A test taker can view unofficial Verbal and Quantitative scores (or score ranges) at the test center; however, because of the essay scoring process, cannot view the Analytical Writing score at that time. Test centers cannot provide printed copies of score reports (PDF).

How many days does it take for the ETS to report the scores to the ETS?

Score reporting for the computer-based test requires a reporting period of 10 to 15 days after the test date for test administrations on and after November 29, 2011. Official Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing scores are sent to the test taker and the score recipients designated by the test taker after about 10 to 15 days after taking GRE.

How many universities can be sent the GRE scores?

GRE test fee entitles the test taker to request that scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors i.e. universities free of cost. For the computer-based GRE® revised General Test, a test taker will be asked to designate his/her score recipients at the test center. A test taker will be required to pay US $23 per recipient to have scores sent at a later date or to more than four universities. Thus, a test taker must send the scores to four universities that the test taker is quite intent on or sure or certain of applying.

At the test center, the test taker is asked to designate the score recipients. If an institution is not listed, a test taker must ask the test center administrator for the appropriate form to indicate unlisted institutions. The test taker must then complete the form and turn it in before leaving the test center.