Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Ms. Interstellar Thinker
GMAT 740, GPA 7.6/10
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Kellogg | Mr. Maximum Impact
GMAT Waiver, GPA 3.77
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

Tips For Taking The At-Home GRE

Tips For Taking The At-Home GRE

Back in April, at-home testing for the GRE expanded worldwide.

It was a big move by the Educational Testing Service. And experts praised the decision.

“Obviously this is huge,” Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted, a leading MBA admissions consulting firm, tells P&Q. “For internationals, while they have the option of taking the GRE now, the almost global availability will have greater impact outside the U.S. for Round 1 of next year.  Difficulty in acquiring a visa may hamper international applicants efforts to join the MBA class of 2022 even with all the new deadlines.  We can hope that visa processing will resume and borders will open for the Class of 2023.”

Business Insider recently spoke to testing experts and instructors to see what test-takers need to know to excel at the online GRE.

HUMAN PROCTOR

One of the components of the online GRE is the human proctor who, according to ETS, monitors test takers and their computer screen to ensure they’re following all testing procedures.

This may seem strange to test-takers. However, experts say, the more test-takers do to familiarize themselves with the experience, the better.

“The restrictions for testing online with a live proctor are demanding,” David D. Schein, associate dean, professor, and director of graduate programs at the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, tells Business Insider. “Candidates should become very familiar with the rules and procedures for the online GRE as soon as possible.”

EQUIPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Experts say test-takers should ensure that they have the right software, hardware, and environment in order to take the at-home GRE.

ETS has provided a list of equipment requirements for the test, which includes installing the ETS Test Browser.

Pierre Huguet, CEO and co-founder of the college consulting firm H&C Education, says students should read the fine print on the checklist and pay close attention to details such as the requirement that asks students to provide a 360-degree camera view of the room and desk prior to taking the exam.

“This means that if you work at a desktop computer with a built-in camera, you probably won’t be able to show a 360-degree view of the room without either breaking your back or unplugging your computer,” Huguet tells Business Insider.

CONSIDER IF NOW IS THE TIME

Experts suggest committing at least 100 hours to exam prep.

With the COVID-19 pandemic closing up campuses and offices, now may be the ideal time to hunker down and study for the GRE

“Learners have space to take and score full practice tests to establish a baseline, as well as a diagnostic to take deep dives into areas of concern,” Educator and educational consultant Karin McKie, who tutors for the GRE/GMAT and other standardized tests, tells Business Insider “Now we have the time and space to relieve boredom with targeted study.”

Read the rest of the tips here.

Sources: Business Insider, Poets & Quants, ETS