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Did you report ALL GRE scores in your application?


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I know with the ScoreSelect from ETS that each student is allowed to pick and choose which GRE score they want to send (if they took the GRE more than once).  I've noticed on some applications that the university will ask you to fill in ALL GRE scores. Did you report all scores? I know that I will pick and choose, and obviously only send my best official score to these schools. If I don't complete the app and fill in all GRE scores, will this university ever see all of my scores? 

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Personally I only took the GRE once, so I am reporting all the scores.  You only have to report all scores to the university if it explicitly says to do so on their application online.

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But if I choose not to submit all scores, what is the probability that this university will go out of there way to look up my other scores? 

I dont think its practical for these universities to contact ETS to back track old GRE scores. 

BC im considering only reporting my best score, and not the first time I took the test. 

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Sometimes these application forms are outdated. Remember that ScoreSelect has not been around forever, only since 2012 I think? 

In my opinion, you are well within your rights to not provide all GRE scores if you are reporting via ScoreSelect. I don't think universities should** have the right to circumvent the system. Without you telling them, the University should have no way of finding out your other GRE scores because they cannot just look up your scores in the ETS system without your permission. It would be a gross violation of privacy.

**Note: "should" is not the same as "able to" or "would". Schools can certainly get around this by asking you to send your "test taker's score report" which will show all of your scores. But this requires action on your part. I think this is a crappy practice because 1) it circumvents the ETS score report system, and 2) it requires everyone, even if you only took the test once, to pay extra for this version of the score report. 

So, while I applied before ScoreSelect existed, if I am applying now, I would submit only my best scores and if they ask for the test taker's score report, I would either 1) withdraw my application because I think a school asking for this is ridiculous or 2) submit the test taker's score report with my extra test scores edited out (and tell them I did this) or 3) submit the full test taker's score report as requested. The action I take would depend on how much I still wanted to be at that school after getting this request. 

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