Making sure your exam scores arrive at universities on time is incredibly important; you don’t want to leave even a single stone unturned to get into your dream school. So now that you are ready to take on the exam, it’s time to understand how to send scores to the university or college.
There could be instances when you may find yourself overwhelmed with the choices available on how to send your scores and whether you’re making the right choices. So, here we’ve covered what you need to know about sending your exam scores for the top 4 standard study abroad exams and the overall processes.
Your GRE test fee lets you send your scores to four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors.
On the computer-based test, you can select four score recipients in the test center, on the day of the test.
For the paper-based GRE, you can select four schools at the time of registration.
Remember that only the first four scores you send are free. In case you want to send your scores to any more institutions then you can do so at a fee for each additional score report.
Here is how it works for the GRE General Test:
On test day, when viewing your scores, you can choose not to send your scores right at that time OR you can select from an option below for each of your four free score reports:
Most Recent — Send your scores from your current test administration.
All — Send your scores from all General Test administrations in the last five years.
Note: If an institution is not listed, you can ask the test center administrator for the appropriate form to indicate unlisted institutions. Make sure you complete the form and turn it in before you leave the test center. The form would not be accepted once you leave the center.
You also can choose not to send any scores at that time. After test day, you can send additional score reports(ASR) for a fee ($27 per recipient) and select from these options for each report you’d like to send:
Most Recent — Send your scores from your most recent test administration.
All — Send your scores from all test administrations in the last five years.
Any — Send your scores from one OR as many test administrations as you like from the last five years.
There are three ways to order Additional Score Reports (ASRs): online, by mail and by fax.
Here is how it works for the GRE Subject Test:
When registering for GRE Subject Test, you may choose not to report your scores when they are available or you may select from an option below for each of your four free score reports:
Most Recent — Send your scores from the test administration for which you are currently registering.
All — Send your scores from all Subject Test administrations in the last five years.
After test day, you can send additional score reports for a fee ($27 per recipient) and select from these options for each report you’d like to send:
Most Recent — Send your scores from your most recent test date.
All — Send your scores from all test dates in the last five years.
Any — Send your scores from one OR as many test dates as you like from the last five years.
Note: Institutions will receive score reports that show only the scores that you selected to send. There will be no special indication if you have taken additional GRE tests. Moreover, if you choose to cancel your scores, they will not be reported to you or any institutions.
Your test fee includes 4 free official TOEFL score reports to be sent to the TOEFL Destinations that you select before the test.
Recipients of score reports can be updated(add/delete/change) through the TOEFL iBT online registration system until 10 PM (local test center time) on the day before your test. For selections made after the 10 p.m. deadline, there is a fee of US$19 for each score report requested. Score recipients cannot be updated after the 10 p.m. deadline.
Official score reports are sent to the designated recipients approximately 13 days after you take the test. Allow at least 7–10 days after the mailing date for delivery in the United States, and 4–6 weeks for locations outside the United States.
There are three ways to send official score reports – online orders, mail or fax. For online orders, scores are mailed 3–5 business days after the request is received. For mail or fax orders, scores are mailed 10 business days after the request is received.
Remember, if you choose to cancel your scores, they will not be reported to you or any institutions. Canceled scores can be reinstated if you request no later than 60 days after your test date. The fee for reinstatement is US$20. Reinstated scores are reported online about 3 weeks after receipt of your request and payment. Your scores will then be provided to you and your designated institutions.
In case of GMAT, you need to make the choice much more carefully as once you have made your selections, they cannot be changed. You can choose up to five programs to send your official GMAT score reports to.
Search the GMAT program database for a complete list of authorized GMAT score report recipients to decide on the institutions you want to receive your scores. The Official Score Report is sent within 20 calendar days of your test (covered by your registration fee).
Note: Once you have made the final list, you will not be able to change or delete them. In order to send an Additional Score Report (ASR) after the exam, a fee (US$28 for each recipient) is required. Once your scores are available, ASRs are sent within seven calendar days for US residents. Non-U.S. test takers should allow for a longer delivery time.
The GMAT’s Score Preview feature allows you to make the choice to cancel your GMAT score following your sitting of the GMAT. That means you should be ready to make this decision in advance before you sit down to take the GMAT. If you cancel your scores, the scores will not be reported or otherwise indicated on all future score reports.
IELTS results are released 13 calendar days after the test day, and you will receive one copy of your Test Report Form(TRF) by postal mail.
There are two ways to request the sending of your IELTS score:
You can request during the registration You would have to provide university details (names and addresses) when booking a test on the test center websiteor fill out the application form with 5 universities and send it to the nearest test center.
Alternatively, you can request the same after receiving your score. If you have taken IELTS multiple times, you can send the best score.