New GRE ScoreSelect – Decide Which Test Scores to Report to Universites

Raghuram Sukumar GRE 9 Comments

Following the successful introduction of the GRE revised General Test, the GRE Program is now introducing the ScoreSelect option as one more enhancement to its more test-taker friendly platform. With the ScoreSelect option, GRE test takers can decide which test scores to send to the institutions they designate, so they can send the scores they feel reflect their personal best.

The ScoreSelect option, available starting in July 2012, builds on the momentum that started with the 2011 launch of the test-taker friendly GRE revised General Test, which test takers worldwide responded to with great enthusiasm. “The ScoreSelect option focuses on helping test takers succeed on the road to an advanced degree because they can approach test day with more confidence,” says James Wimbush, Dean of the University Graduate School and Professor of Business Administration, Indiana University, and 2011–2012 GRE Board Chair.

“Adding enhancements, like the new ScoreSelect option, to our test-taker friendly platform helps people feel good about making a move toward graduate and business school, and that is what’s most exciting about this announcement,” says David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Higher Education Division at ETS. “Anytime we can make changes that improve test takers’ testing experience and confidence to succeed, we create more opportunity for all students.”

Test takers can now select from several options.

On test day, when viewing their scores at the test center*, they can select the:

  • ScoreSelect Most Recent option — Send their scores from their current test administration (FREE).
  • ScoreSelect All option — Send their scores from all administrations in the last 5 years (FREE).

Test takers can decide which option to use for each of their 4 FREE score reports.

After test day, test takers can send Additional Score Reports for a fee and select:

  • ScoreSelect Most Recent option — Send their scores from their most recent test administration.
  • ScoreSelect All option — Send their scores from all administrations in the last 5 years.
  • ScoreSelect Any option — Send their scores from one OR many test administrations in the last 5 years.

Scores for a test administration must be reported in their entirety.

“The ScoreSelect option for the GRE tests is an extension of ETS’s long-standing strong commitment to enabling ever more individuals, both minority and majority, to take the next step towards graduate or business school, giving them invaluable additional opportunities for their future,” says Michael Sullivan, Executive Director, STEM, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University.

The new ScoreSelect option will be available for both the GRE revised General Test and GRE Subject Tests, and can be used by anyone with reportable scores from the last five years. For more information on this new option and other GRE program offerings, including free test prep, visit


  1. Thanks for ETS for giving this option. Now if a candidate scores high score in the recent test, he has more chance of getting admission as his old/low score will not be available for university(old scores shud not be forwarded). The above condition is when considering GRE as 1 part of application pack admission requirement. Remember there are other req. too.

    Thanks for HSB for sharing this news to the world !!! 😀

  2. Wow!!! That’s wonderful. I think even If you get low score in your recent/latest attempt, you need not worry, still you have the opportunity to report any of the older one scores -which you feel is the best one- to the universities.
    Basically, Now you have an option! as they are not going to consider the scores of your latest attempt.
    Correct me if I am wrong!

  3. Hi, could anybody please tell me, I written two times GRE exam last year, If I would look to choose best out of these may I choose from july onwards ? or I have to written again anytime after july than only I can choose ?

  4. Is it possible to send Quant score of one test and verbal of another!?

    1. No.. I think you are wrong..this is not possible at all.. you do not have the facility of reporting the individual section scores taken separately from your different test scores. I think they are only providing you the ‘ScoreSelect’ option wherein you would have an option to select & send the comprehensive GRE score (Total including verbal and Quant) from the total test scores you attempted till date!

  5. So this means that Average of past plus new GRE scores is not more. Is this true?
    Like if i got 310 in last and 315 in new then Average would be like 312.5 something. This Average won’t be sent to Universities. We can send the high scores from last all our attempts and can choose randomly any Quant or Verbal scores?
    Please Elaborate the information..

  6. i got a score of 294 in GRE exam
    quant : 151
    verbal : 143
    i want to know is it good or bad ??? Which are the colleges i can apply…

      1. i am from computer science i want to go for IT or Computer Science. In either programing or IT security….

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