March 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Prospective Graduate and Business School Applicants Can Now Get Official GRE® Program Information on Facebook

Alerts, Tips and Test Prep Advice Available for Test Takers, for Free

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - In yet another significant move to better connect with test takers worldwide, the GRE® program has just launched its first-ever Facebook page. The page gives those considering graduate or business school an even greater opportunity to share advice, cheer on other prospective test takers and get clear information about the GRE® revised General Test.

"With more than 700,000 GRE tests taken each year around the world, it's a very large and far-reaching community," says Sharon Lawler-Sudell, Brand Director for the GRE Program at Educational Testing Service (ETS). "We thought it was important to engage with test takers in a way that they want to get information and communicate."

The 'I'm Taking the GRE revised General Test' Facebook page ( is being introduced just in time for test takers who will be deciding if they have to take the current GRE® General Test to meet score reporting deadlines or if they can take the more test-taker friendly GRE revised General Test which launches around the world in August 2011. 

To further help prospective test takers, the GRE Program has also recently introduced a new website. The site includes information about the GRE General Test and the GRE revised General Test, plus access to free, official GRE test preparation software and materials. Prospective test takers can sign up for free alerts and reminders about registration, test preparation, and more -- right on the site. There are even options for test takers to customize the information they receive based on the location of the world where they plan to test or if they are planning to pursue a graduate or MBA degree. "We received a lot of feedback from prospective test takers when designing the site," says Lawler-Sudell. "Our goal was to make the site informative and relevant to best meet their needs. We especially wanted the site to be an easy resource for those people looking for helpful information about the GRE revised General Test."

The GRE revised General Test will be introduced worldwide in August 2011. ETS will offer a limited-time 50-percent discount on the test fee to all individuals who take the GRE revised General Test between August 1 and September 30, 2011. Test takers are encouraged to visit for full details. Registration for the GRE revised General Test opens March 15. 

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