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Service offers graduate exam information on the Internet

Sept. 10, 1996

By Anna Hogue

Lariat Reporter

If figuring out what to do after college is leaving a student with many questions, the Educational Testing Service may help in finding the answers.

The Educational Testing Service, the world's largest private educational measurement institution and leader in educational research, has created a new website that can be accessed over the Internet at http://www.ets.org.

The website offers information on testing programs such as the Graduate Record Examination Board's GRE General and Subject Tests, the TOEFL Policy Council's Test of English as a Foreign Language exam, the Graduate Management Admission Council's GMAT program and the Praxis Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers.

Links that connect users to the College Board's website and College Board Online are useful.

In addition, the website makes information about financial aid for education, careers, jobs and teaching and Windows-based software available to users.

The ETS Net is linked to GRE Online and provides new information about the GRE, getting scores, contacting GRE program staff and obtaining free GRE publications. In addition, students can order reference materials and access free interactive practice test questions. A new feature beginning this month enables users to register online for the paper-based GRE.

ETS Net also links to MBA Explorer. This provides information on schools, test preparation and online registration for the GMAT admissions exam.

Wendy Blake, director of admissions for the Hankamer School of Business, said she was not familiar with the website but thinks that any way to get out more information about the GMAT will make things easier for the students.

Brian Riordan, a Rockwall senior and finance and insurance major, said he plans on taking the GMAT. He said he is excited about the registration process being accessible on the internet.

'I think that registering for the GMAT on the internet would simplify the process,' Riordan said. 'I've looked at all the forms and it looks like it would be a pain to register through the mail.'

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