GRE(R) Search Service Goes International

May 5, 2010

CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Hobsons and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today the global expansion of the GRE® Search Service.

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The GRE Search Service is an Internet-based student recruitment tool that allows graduate institutions to identify potential graduate school candidates.

“The market spoke and we responded,” said Craig Heldman, CEO, Hobsons. “With expanded accessibility and new user-friendly features, the GRE Search Service allows institutions across the globe* to easily leverage valuable student data to shape incoming classes and drive enrollment.”

Becoming a GRE Search Service user enables graduate and business programs to draw comprehensive information from a diverse candidate pool of more than 400,000 prospective students from more than 200 countries, while generating candidate mailing lists based upon the institution’s preferred criteria.

“We have been working to increase the flexibility and usefulness of the GRE Search Service and are very pleased to be able to offer the service to institutions outside the United States and U.S. territories,” said David G. Payne, VP and COO for College and Graduate Programs at ETS. “With graduate student recruitment becoming globally competitive, this online service is an essential tool that helps graduate and business schools to be very strategic in their recruitment and outreach efforts.”

The GRE Search Service includes many user-friendly features that make the tool easy to use for graduate institutions from regions throughout the world.

  • Users can search the database based upon a number of criteria to receive customized data, including student demographics, enrollment factors, and GRE test score bands
  • This data can be viewed in a variety of formats that are compatible with most campus management systems, including plain text formatting
  • A 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
  • The Search Service provides year-round access users can place orders at any time

With the GRE Search Service, institutions that award graduate degrees or graduate fellowships can receive a list of prospective graduate students who have registered for or taken the GRE® General Test and/or a GRE® Subject Test. Individuals considering graduate study may also register for the GRE Search Service. Graduate programs will experience the benefit of knowing that they are sending the right message, to the right person, at the right time.

Institutions interested in learning more about the GRE Search Service can visit http://gresearch.ets.org or contact our experienced Customer Service Team at 1-513-924-3330 or gresearch@hobsons-us.com.

GRE Search Service is available in the following countries

*American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Hobsons

Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. With end-to-end, enterprise-class products built from over thirty years of education experience and market knowledge, Hobsons helps more than 5,000 global secondary schools, colleges, and universities achieve their goals. A Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) subsidiary, Hobsons is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with offices in Washington DC; Fairfax, VA; Oakland, CA; London, England; and Melbourne, Australia.

For more information about Hobsons and its complete line of technology solutions, please visit www.hobsons.com.

About ETS

At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series(TM) assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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