GRE Test Taking Drops This Year, Unlike in Past Downturns

The nonprofit organization that administers the Graduate Record Examinations is projecting that the number of tests given this year will dip—despite a slowing economy, which typically pushes people into graduate school.

The Educational Testing Service expects it will have given between 621,000 and 625,000 tests by the end of year, down from a record high of 633,000 in 2007. The drop, though slight, is