In Mainland China September, October and November are typically the most popular testing months. To help educators better prepare students for theGRE® revised General Test, the GRE® Program along with Chinese GRE educators and recent test takers shared their insights yesterday at Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) 2014 GRE Information Session in Shanghai A Bright Future for Your Students through GRE Success.
Jay Kang, the GRE Program official for the Asia-Pacific region, provided a comprehensive presentation on the topic of “Preparing Your Students for GRE Success.” Kang discussed insights about GRE test takers in Mainland China, specific information for advisors and educators, advice on what to tell students about the GRE revised General Test, facts versus common myths about the GRE test, and test preparation recommendations.
“In 2013, GRE revised General Test volume was greater than 70,000 in Mainland China, up nearly 10 percent from 2012,” Kang said. “Furthermore, last year nearly one out of every two GRE test takers in China took the test a second time. China is a valued and respected market, and we want to do everything we can to help China’s bright students achieve their education goals.”
In his presentation, Kang discussed the newly expanded tools for educators such as the GRE® Advisor Kit, designed to help advisors provide students with everything they need to know about test registration, preparation and sending scores. Kang also corrected several common GRE myths including:
- Myth: GRE scores are only good for graduate programs
- FACT: GRE scores are accepted by graduate AND business schools worldwide. More than 1,100 business schools accept GRE scores for their MBA programs, including most of the top ranked schools.
- Myth: GRE scores are only good for study in the United States of America
- FACT: GRE scores are accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide, including many schools in Europe and Asia. In fact, about 40 schools in China accept GRE scores. The list of schools that accept GRE scores is available at ets.org/gre/programs(PDF).
In addition, Chinese GRE educators and recent test takers shared their tips and experiences for successful GRE revised General Test preparation.
“If test takers regard English learning as a long, ongoing process, preparing for the GRE revised General Test would be easier and smoother,” Mr. Zhang Zitong, the test taker representative from Tongji University said.
Currently about 90 percent of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Top 100 business schools in the United States and nine of the top 10 institutions on the Financial Times 2014 Global MBA Ranking accept GRE scores for admission into their MBA programs. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek’stop 30 U.S. MBA Programs accept GRE scores for their programs.
For more information about the GRE revised General Test or to register to take the test, visitwww.ets.org/gre.
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