Can I sue ETS for not mailing my GRE scores ?
February 4, 2013 9:37 AM Subscribe
I know your not my atty but.. OK, my dad thinks I might have a legal case. Is he right, should I pursue this issue or just let it go? And, if I should pursue it...how?
Long story short, I am applying to graduate programs. To do so, along with applying directly to the university, some programs also require that you apply online with an application service. This is a real $ maker because you most likely pay $60 to Mega University and another $45 to Application Service.
posted by TRUELOTUS to Law & Government (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For my program, I am also required to submit my GRE test scores, which is another $25. GRE scores are obtained through ETS. I paid my fees to ETS ,in total $50, to be sent to two schools. I used the school codes that I was provided from Mega University and Private University. Application Service told me that I should have my scores mailed directly to the schools I was applying to- which I did. I called Mega University and Private University in the summer to see if they received my scores from ETS. They said that they could not let me know until my application was complete with Application Service. Application Service would not let me start my application until the fall. After I finished my application with Application Service, I contacted Mega University and Private University to confirm that my application was complete. They never received my scores! I contacted ETS and they informed me that the scores were mail to Application Service. Application Service says that ETS changed their policy in the summer of 2012 and that they did not have access to my scores. I called Mega University and Private University to confirm the school codes. They said that even though my codes were correct Application Service was provided with my scores and it was their responsibility to forward them on to the schools. As you can see this is a BIG mess and my scores were never sent to the schools. Now I am trying to jump through all kinds of hoops. Now here is the kicker. Since I tested in 2006, my scores are over 5 years old and they have been purged from ETS' database, in other words, they are saying they have no record of me and my scores. Some schools will accept a scanned copy of my scores and I am hoping it will not negatively impact my application for admission. So hivemind is this a legal case against ETS?