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The new GRE Score Select policy starts July 2012

July 17, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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ETS recently announced two important policy changes in the areas of score reporting and retaking the test. The new ScoreSelect option will be available, starting in July 2012, for both the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests, and can be used by anyone with reportable scores from the [...]

Taking GRE GMAT or TOEFL after the application deadline

December 26, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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Most of the application deadlines are coming up and this is the crunch time for applicants. Unfortunately in some countries the test taking slots outnumber the applicants and some of them end up getting a test date very close to or even after the application deadlines. But there is [...]

10 simple tips to crack the GRE GMAT and SAT

May 22, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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1. Opt for a morning slot: Most people are more alert and efficient in the mornings. The brain is relatively tired in the afternoon. A heavy lunch and feeling sleepy could bring down your GRE GMAT or TOEFL score drastically.

2. Visit the exam center on the previous day: This [...]

Differences between GRE Verbal and TOEFL

March 30, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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GRE and TOEFL are so different that ideally we should not need a blog post on this topic. However a vast majority of beginners in the process of applying to US universities are so confused that they often have a blurred understanding about the two tests.

GRE General Test [...]

New GRE question types – Changes to the Computer-based GRE® General Test

January 9, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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ETS has announced in late 2007 that two types of questions are being included in the GRE General Test. You may see one new Quantitative or one new Verbal question type in your test. Like other experimental questions, these questions initially might not have appeared, or did not count towards actual [...]

What is a good GRE score?

August 2, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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In recent months a lot of students are asking this question. Since it may be of interest to many of our users, we decided to respond in detail. There are different ways to look at this. Before we proceed please be reminded that GRE is one of many factors and a [...]

New SAT Score-Reporting Policy to take effect soon

January 1, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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The new score-reporting feature for SAT will be in effect starting spring 2009, and will be first available to students participating in the March 2009 SAT test administration. Students will be able to select which scores they send to colleges. The new feature is optional, if students do not opt for [...]

Low GRE AWA scores

November 20, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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Many students post questions on our forum about their low AWA scores. GRE General Test score is one of many criteria for admission and do not make your break our application. Among the three sections of GRE AWA is of least significance.

Most Universities do not have a minimum AWA cut off. Do not worry [...]

Minimum TOEFL scores

October 29, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a qualifying exam. Most Universities specify a minimum TOEFL score, which varies. Even within same University, different departments may have different scores.

If your TOEFL score is below the minimum, do not apply to that University. You can always find another equally good University with a [...]

Reporting GRE GMAT and TOEFL scores for free

October 11, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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On the day of the GRE GMAT and TOEFL tests, there is an option to report your score to upto 4 Universities for free. This is a significant opportunity to save a lot of dollars if you plan ahead.

Identify ten Universities where you would like to apply. Then identify [...]

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