The GRE (which stands for Graduate Record Examination) is an admission requirement for many graduate schools. The UAS Learning Center has offered the GRE for many years, but only the pencil and paper version. This year, though, The Learning Center has finally been granted permission to offer the test by computer as a trial on two dates.
In the past, the testing company ETS has been deterred to grant us permission for the computer-based GRE because of an anticipated low volume of test takers. This resulted in many UAS students choosing to arrange trips to Anchorage or Fairbanks to take the computer-based GRE, as the paper-based test is only offered on specific and infrequent dates. Such travel is expensive, inconvenient and time consuming.
Fortunately, ETS listened to our concerns. We have two dates available for the computer-based GRE at the Juneau Campus: five open seats on March 16th and five seats on June 9th.
One benefit of the GRE by computer is that you get the results much faster – often you can see unofficial scores on the day of your test and receive official scores within 15 days, compared to waiting well over a month for paper-based testing scores. Another benefit is that the computer test is adaptive for Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning, i.e. the computer selects new sections of the test based on your performance in earlier sections.
If you are planning to take the GRE in the near future, you may want to consider signing up for one of our computer-based sessions!
To register online, please visit https://mygre.ets.org.