ETS and Hobsons Team Up to Launch Enhanced GRE® Search Service
Princeton, N.J. (December
12, 2007) —
ETS and Hobsons U.S. announced today the launch of the
new and improved Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) Search
Service. Thanks to a recent agreement, ETS and Hobsons U.S. have combined
resources to improve and enhance the service, enabling graduate programs to
draw more comprehensive information from a database of more than 400,000
prospective students and generate mailing lists based upon the institution’s
The service includes several major enhancements that make the tool easier
to use and more user-friendly for graduate institutions nationwide.
- Graduate institutions can now search the database based upon a
number of criteria (student demographics, enrollment factors, GRE test
scores) to receive customized data.
- This data can now be viewed in a variety of formats that are
compatible with most campus management systems, including plain text
- A new user-friendly interface gives graduate institutions easy
access to the information they need, with wizard-like pages to help
guide them through more advanced tasks.
“The GRE Search Service has been an important recruiting strategy for
graduate programs for more than 30 years,” said David Payne, ETS Associate
Vice President, Higher Education Division. “Graduate student recruitment has
become increasingly competitive, and this online tool helps graduate schools
be very strategic in their recruitment and outreach efforts. We are very
enthusiastic about drawing upon Hobsons’ expertise to make this service even
more useful to those who use it.”
With the service, any accredited institution can receive a list of
prospective graduate students that have registered for or taken the GRE
General Test and/or a GRE Subject Test. Anyone considering graduate study
may also register for the GRE Search Service. Graduate programs can draw
from a searchable database of more than 400,000 prospective students and
generate mailing lists based upon the institution’s preferred criteria.
Graduate programs will experience more benefits than ever before, thanks
to the power of the service’s enhanced features, ensuring they are sending
the right message, to the right person, at the right time.
“Hobsons’ exclusive agreement with ETS to provide these improvements and
communicate the value of this service to graduate programs is unmatched in
higher education,” said Craig Heldman, President, Hobsons U.S. “With new
user-friendly features, campuses can more easily leverage this valuable
student data to shape incoming classes and drive enrollment.”