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GRE General Test changes to user-friendlier, more flexible format in August


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(June 7, 2011)--Beginning August 2011, Educational Testing Services (ETS) will replace the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test with the GRE Revised General Test. The new test is expected to be a user-friendly and more flexible exam more focused on the skills needed to succeed in graduate and business school.

Graduate school applicants will see changes to the test’s content, design and scoring.

This year, prospective graduate students should be aware of these key dates:

  • If applicants are applying to schools that require GRE scores before November, they must take the current GRE General Test before August. Applicants should register now for the current test to get their preferred test date and test location.
  • If applicants do not need GRE scores until after November, they should take the GRE Revised General Test when it begins in August. Applicants taking the revised test will be able to experience the new friendlier design and will save 50 percent on the test fee if they take the revised test between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2011. Learn more.
  • For applicants not sure when their targeted schools require GRE scores, contact the schools for information.

Registration for the GRE Revised General Test is open now. The first administration of the GRE Revised General Test is Aug. 1. Score reports for tests taken in August and September will be provided by mid-November. Score reports for tests taken in October and November will be provided according to the ETS detailed score reporting schedule. Normal score reporting (10-15 days after the test date) will resume in December.

To learn more about the upcoming changes, visit the GRE website.

To determine if a UTSA graduate program requires a GRE score as part of the application process, visit the UTSA Graduate School Academic Programs website.


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CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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