As many grad school candidates know, the GRE exam will be changing later this year. This post details important timelines for the new GRE as a reminder of key milestones you need to keep in mind when planning your exam prep, registration, and exam dates.
In an earlier post, I outlined how the new GRE will affect applicants and it may help shed some light about how differently the admissions committee will look at the new exam.
- If you need the GRE exam results before November 2011, you must take the current version and register as soon as possible for the test.
- February 12, 2011
- The last date to take the current paper based version of the GRE.
- March 15, 2011
- Registration opens for the new GRE – revised General Test.
- August 1, 2011
- Students will start taking the new GRE – revised General Test.
- August 1 – September 30, 2011
- Test takers save 50% on the test fee.
- Test scores during this period will be sent by mid November 2011.
- October 22, 2011
- The first paper-based administration of the GRE revised General Test.
Score reports will be reported on the normal 6 week reporting basis for paper-based tests.
- October – November, 2011
- If you test in this time period, check the score reporting schedule at www.ets.org/gre/scoreschedule to know when your scores will be sent
- December 2011
- Normal score reporting resumes. ETS reports that score reports will be sent 10 – 15 days after the test date. My school’s experience is that this timeline is accurate.