Are you planning to apply to graduate school but you’re not sure how to take the GRE or TOFEL test safely due to COVID-19? One solution is to take it at home. TOFEL and GRE tests are now being offered at home in response to the pandemic. The tests are administered at home and monitored online by a human proctor.
The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the GRE General Test at home will be extended through October and may be extended further.
As long as the pandemic poses a worry for students, the Educational Testing Service (ETS)intends to offer the at home tests. However, if test centers are reopened near students, tests are given there if it’s convenient for students.
More than 300,000 students from 163 countries and territories have registered to take these at home graduate admissions tests.
ETS is still offering webinars about the at home tests, you can register for an upcoming webinar or visit these pages for the latest information about resources available during the pandemic, including the at home tests:
- Web pages for TOEFL®Institutionsand TOEFL Test Takers
- Web pages for GRE®Institutionsand GRE Test Takers
Stacee Bender, Academic Services Administrator, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida and member, GRE Business School Advisory Committee said at home GRE tests allow students to continue their application process regardless of what the pandemic has put on pause for them.
Evelyn Thimba, SVP, Enrollment Management for Drexel University said the TOEFL home tests will “absolutely give us confidence we need when making application decisions.”
The TOEFL at home tests are about 3 hours long and scores are delivered between 6-10 days. It is accepted by universities worldwide and the score validity lasts two years.GRE tests results will be returned in 10-15 days and there are no changes to the method of scoring or the score scale.