International Test Takers
The GRE is a hurdle that you must cross to gain admission to a
majority of graduate programs in the United States. Why do
U.S. programs require the GRE? Graduate admissions officers review
applications from a very broad range of backgrounds. The GRE provides
a uniform benchmark of applicants' abilities across this very diverse
range backgrounds. Our goal at Number 2, Inc. is to provide access to
high-quality free services for all test takers world-wide.
In addition to the GRE, many graduate programs also require
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the Test of
Spoken English (TSE) from applicants whose previous degrees are from
institutions where the language of instruction is not English. Often,
graduate students perform teaching
assistantship duties for which spoken and written English
skills are extremely important.
If you are applying to a program which supports graduate students
on teaching assistantships, then we particularly recommend that you
consider taking the TSE. The TSE is expensive and
is not offered as widely as the TOEFL, but the information that it
provides on spoken English skills is very highly valued by many
Follow these links below to learn more about the TOEFL and TSE, including how to register.
This information is direct from the Educational Testing Service.
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