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Help with ETS/GRE please

  1. Nov 27, 2008 #1
    Help with ETS/GRE please... :(

    I am trying to send my scores to graduate schools, but I already sent my scores to a few of them. My problem is I don't remember which ones they were, since this was over 3 months ago that I registered for the test.

    I'm looking through the ETS site and it lets me send my scores to schools sure, at a cost of $20 a pop and conveniently there is no way to check whether or not I already sent my scores to a given school.

    Unless I am missing something. Any advice? Otherwise I'll have to wait until Saturday to just call, but that will no doubt be much harder, since I'll have to talk to someone who probably gets paid to screw up my order just so I have to pay them more money to do it correctly. =/
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2008 #2
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    probably pointless to just have that score sent anywhere unless it is exceptional
     
  4. Nov 27, 2008 #3
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    GRE scores? Do you even know what those are?
     
  5. Nov 27, 2008 #4
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    are you not talking about the graduate records exam?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2008 #5
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    Yes. Most schools require them in order to apply, and some use them as a cut-off point to weed people out. If I just don't send mine in, guess what? I won't get accepted to most schools.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2008 #6
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    i guess i didn't get your meaning, i thought you meant sending them out to random schools without applying. didn't your school teach you to write things down?
     
  8. Nov 27, 2008 #7
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    You can also call the programs you are applying to and ask if they have received the scores yet.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2008 #8
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    For the general GRE, you do it right before you take the test and you aren't allowed to take anything out of the room or bring anything in. They are really strict about this.

    For the physics one, yeah, I should have written it down. I was hoping they'd just have a list since I did set up an account there to sign up (and pay) for a test, and it gives me the option to send it to more schools. But not a list of what I already did. Lame.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2008 #9

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    Re: Help with ETS/GRE please... :(

    When I walked out of the testing room from taking then general test they had Post-It notes ready for everyone to quickly write their scores and score-recipients down onto while it was still fresh in their minds.

    For the physics subject test they should have sent you a paper registration “ticket” in the mail before the test (which you then use to get into the test). The top half of the form is the “ticket” and the bottom half is the sheet you use to make any changes / corrections; in this section is has your specified score recipients (or at least their code numbers).

    I don’t see why they wouldn’t tell you over the phone which schools you had already specified. They may be a heartless corporation trying to suck every last cent out of students, but I don’t thick they are so evil as to purposely hinder your efforts and force you to double-pay.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2008 #10

    siddharth

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    Re: Help with ETS/GRE please... :(

    For the general GRE test, they mail the score to you along with a list of universities you had chosen when you registered in a printed sheet. Have you looked at that?
     
  12. Nov 28, 2008 #11

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    Exactly what I was going to say. Check your mail, and not only that, for additional score reports (the ones costing ~$26) they also mail you the list of additional universities you sent the scores.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2008 #12
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    I'm going to call them tomorrow (they are still closed today) and ask them. I was just asking if there was a way to do it online.

    Yes, I got mail from them, I took a look and threw it away. The whole time my assumption was "I can check my scores online. I have an account there." You know, like how even the most basic of web-stores keeps a list of your orders?
     
  14. Dec 10, 2008 #13
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    I'm reviving this thread on the grounds that I am currently foaming at the mouth.

    I took the Nov. 8th test and as such, "6 weeks to receive scores" is right around now. I figure I'll call to check what my grades are now so I can finish grad school applications with Dec. 15th due dates, because the score report they send through the mail might not come in time.

    I go through their horrible phone service because the website doesn't have a feature to check your scores. They say they found my scores for that test and that date. Now I have to pony up $12 if I want to know my scores.

    Yes, you read that correctly. To know my score over the phone requires a $12 credit card payment. And as far as I could tell there STILL is no way to know what schools I already sent my scores to.

    Ugh!!! Why do they have a monopoly over these tests!?!?!?
     
  15. Dec 10, 2008 #14

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    Nov 8th
    Nov 15th
    Nov 22nd
    Nov 29th
    Dec 6th
    Dec 13th - we haven't even reached this date yet
    Dec 20th - 6 weeks after you took the test
     
  16. Dec 10, 2008 #15
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    Great, that just makes me think my test score is lower than I thought it would be. :p
     
  17. Dec 10, 2008 #16
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    Should've kept that mail after all. Dumpster-diving time, perhaps? :rofl:
     
  18. Dec 10, 2008 #17
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    Believe me I would, but this happened months ago. :(
     
  19. Dec 11, 2008 #18

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    Did you take the subject test on November 8th? I did, and had to pay the 12$ to get my scores, as some of my university deadlines are on December 15th. ETS is basically a money making machine.

    Have you tried calling up the GRE helpline, and tried talking to a manager and explain your situation? Emphasize that you don't want your scores, but just want to know what universities you had applied to. They might be able to help.
     
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