SACNAS Joins Educational Testing Service GRE Fee Reduction Program List

SACNAS has been added to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) GRE® Fee Reduction Program list. Students affiliated with entities and programs on the ETS list are eligible to participate in the GRE Fee Reduction Program to help ensure that the cost of taking a GRE test is not a barrier to graduate study.

“Since 2013, nonprofit ETS has provided more than 28,000 vouchers to eligible test takers as part of our mission to advance equity in education,” said David Payne, ETS Vice President and COO of Global Education. “These newest changes make fee reduction vouchers available through more organizations that serve underrepresented groups and to international students with financial need. And now, all test takers who receive a voucher will also receive free access to our test prep products that best simulate the actual test-day experience.”

Dr. Sonia Zárate, SACNAS President says, “ While we have seen a move by graduate programs to eliminate the requirement for GRE scores based on research that shows that they are not predictive of productivity or success in graduate school, the majority of STEM PhD programs, including some at the 74 schools listed on the #GRExit list, will continue to require GRE scores in the 2019/2020 application cycle. As a way to make the requirement by graduate programs equitable, SACNAS has worked with ETS to be able to provide SACNISTAs vouchers for both GRE prep and exams. ”

Through the program, SACNAS has received 100 voucher packages for:
• GRE General Test Fee Reduction for 50% off (Total cost will be $102.50)
• GRE Subject Test Fee Reduction for 50% off (Total cost to you will be US $75)
• ScoreItNow, POWERPREP Plus 1, POWERPREP Plus 2 for 100% off
Vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis to SACNAS student members and/or students registered for 2019 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference.

Email SACNAS Student Programs Manager Kateryna Poradiuk ( for more information and to obtain a voucher.

Include in the email:
• Subject line: SACNAS GRE voucher
• Full name
• Institution


For more than 45 years, SACNAS has served as an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership within STEM.

Today, the organization serves a growing community of over 20,000 supporters, 6,000+ members, and 115+ student and professional chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SACNAS influences the STEM diversity movement through STEM outreach & advocacy, promotion of STEM leaders, and The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Learn more about SACNAS at, Facebook, or Twitter.

About ETS
At 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 postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit 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 ® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.


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