GRE ETS Loop Hole

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by psychadelics, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. psychadelics


    Dec 8, 2009
    I took the GRE's last year and retook them again this year. Funny thing is ETS only sent out this years scores, because at it happens, every time any part of your information is changed this creates a new file. So say I list school X, this year they would only recieve my new scores. My information that changed is my address. While this is bad news for me because my scores went up in one subject and down in another, this is good news for everyone who doesn't want their previous scores seen. :idea:
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  3. erg923

    erg923 Psychologist 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Just to be clear, schools will always take the highest. I don't think low scores prior will ever exclude anyone as long as the present scores are adequate. Academics (psychologists especially) are well aware of the nature of standardized testing and how scores will be low when one is "rusty" and how much they can rise once one begins to reacquaint themselves with the material and learn test taking strategies.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  4. Applicant03


    Oct 25, 2010
    Erg-You say the schools will always take the highest score. Do you mean highest verbal and the highest quant, and then combine the 2. In other words, I took the GRE 3 times, will most of my schools take my highest verbal score and highest quant. score from those 3 tests? Thanks a bunch!

  5. AcronymAllergy

    AcronymAllergy Neuropsychologist SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    I believe that varies from school to school. While the majority (perhaps all) will take your highest combined single-test score as erg said, whether or not they'll cherry-pick the highest individual portion scores from each of your administrations will be program-dependent.
  6. somedude14

    somedude14 2+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2009

    I wouldn't say schools will ALWAYS take the highest score, that just isn't true. It does vary from school to school. Some schools take the highest, some average, some take the most recent, and some take the first score ect.
    Probably the majority take the highest scores but it's probably not even an overwhelming majority. Not having a bad score appear on your record can be a good thing.

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