Hobsons and ETS Team Up to Launch Enhanced GRE Search Service

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Hobsons U.S. and ETS announced today the launch of the new and improved Graduate Record Examinations(R) (GRE(R)) Search Service. Thanks to a recent agreement, Hobsons U.S. and ETS 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 preferred criteria.

The GRE Search Service has been an important recruiting strategy for graduate programs for more than 30 years

    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 score bands) 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 formatting.

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.

"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."

With the service, any accredited graduate 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.

"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."

About Hobsons

Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Hobsons U.S. has partnered with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions' enrollment and admissions efforts. Through domestic, international, and graduate publishing products for students, as well as enrollment technology and student retention solutions for institutions, Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. For more information, please visit us at http://www.hobsons.com/us.

About ETS

ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually, in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.ets.org.

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