Women in Astronomy IV White Paper: Graduate Admissions in a Post-GRE World

Author: Nancy D. Morrison nmorris@utnet.utoledo.edu, William V. Dixon dixon@stsci.edu, Casey W. Miller cmilleratphysics@gmail.com

Description:

A panel session entitled “Graduate Admissions in a Post-GRE World” was held at the Women in Astronomy IV meeting in Austin, TX, in June 2017 to discuss how graduate admissions might be conducted without use of the GRE. This white paper is an outgrowth of that session. It discusses: the discriminatory aspect of requiring a minimum GRE score; the lack of evidence that the GRE is a good predictor of success in graduate school and beyond; and how non-cognitive assessments might be used instead.

Affiliation: The University of Toledo, Space Telescope Science Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology

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