COVID-19 Prompts ETS to Offer the GRE at Home

GRE at homeTest centers around the world have temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t have to throw your business school plans out the window. Today, ETS announced it is temporarily offering a GRE test at home option in selected areas.

This version is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the version taken at a test center. You take it on your own computer at home, and a human proctor online monitors the test through ProctorU.

Online registration opens on Monday, March 23 in the following countries and administrative regions:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Macau (China)

ETS is working toward making these at-home solutions available in additional locations in the coming weeks. Many scheduling options will be available for each test, with numerous test times each week.

These at-home solutions are identical in content, format, on-screen experience, scoring and pricing as the  GRE General Test taken at a test center. Every feature that students would expect in the test center will still be available to test takers via this solution. This includes the ability to preview, skip questions, review and change answers on the GRE General Test.

“It was imperative for us to create a timely, flexible and reliable solution to allow students the opportunity to take these tests, so that they can complete time-sensitive applications that will allow them to continue on their educational journeys,” said Alberto Acereda, Executive Director of the Global Higher Education Division at ETS.

“Test takers can expect the same valid and reliable tests  from the comfort of home.”

Human Proctors to Monitor GRE at Home Test Takers

ETS is taking every precaution to ensure that the tests students will take from home meet the highest standards for validity, reliability, and security. These tests will employ multiple best-in-class security measures. Both real-time human monitoring and artificial intelligence technology can see and respond to even the hardest-to-detect incidents.

To register for the at-home option for the GRE General Test, students can sign in or create an ETS account here.  Once logged in, students can select and pay for their test, and upon doing so will receive an email from ProctorU with instructions on how to schedule their test date and time.

“We understand the challenges that our test takers are facing worldwide and are pleased to now offer an option to safely test at home without compromising the integrity of our tests,” said Srikant Gopal, Executive Director of the TOEFL® Program (also offered at home).

“ETS prides itself on its test security measures, and this solution is consistent with those self-imposed high standards, which are relied upon by institutions around the world who trust that these tests provide an accurate picture of an applicant’s abilities.”

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