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    theol is offline Junior Member
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    An email to ETS

    FAO: ETS GRE Department,

    My name is XXXXXX, and I was supposed to take the GRE on March 28 at 10:00 AM in Hong Kong. I did bring my identification, but I was asked to show two forms of identification at the testing center (I did not know I need to have two forms of identification with me). I did come home to get another identification and go back there, but it was too late, so I was not allowed to take the test even though I arrived there early.

    I am requesting that you be as lenient as possible when considering my situation and hope that you can rearrange the test for me. Also, I am willing to pay the extra fee for the rearrangement.

    Best regards,
    XXXXXXX

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    Is that polite?

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    Re: An email to ETS

    Quote Originally Posted by theol View Post
    FAO: ETS GRE Department,

    My name is XXXXXX, and I was supposed to take the GRE at 10am on March 28 at 10:00 AM at [name of test centre] in Hong Kong.

    I did bring my had brought one form of identification [with me], but when I arrived I was asked to show two forms of identification at the testing center (I did not know I needed two). to have two forms of identification with me).

    I did come went home to get another a second form of identification and go back there, but by the time I got back to the test centre it was too late. so I was not allowed to take the test even though I had originally arrived there early.

    I am requesting that you be as lenient as possible when considering my situation I would like to ask that you reconsider the decision and hope that you can rearrange the test for me. Also, I am, of course, willing to pay the an extra fee for the rearrangement.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,
    XXXXXXX

    Does it make sense? Is that it polite?
    See above. It makes sense and it's polite.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    theol is offline Junior Member
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    Re: An email to ETS

    Thanks.
    I forgot to ask another question.
    What would be a good subject line for my email?
    I can't think of one.

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    Re: An email to ETS

    Quote Originally Posted by theol View Post
    FAO: ETS GRE Department,

    My name is XXXXXX, and I was supposed to take the GRE on March 28 at 10:00 AM in Hong Kong. I did bring my identification, but I was asked to show two forms of identification at the testing center (I didn't not know I need had to have two forms of identification with me). I did come returned home to get another identification and go back there, returned to the center, but it was too late, so I was not allowed to take the test even though I arrived there early on my initial visit.

    I am requesting that you be as lenient as possible when considering my situation and hope that you can rearrange the test for me. Also, I am willing to pay the extra fee for the rearrangement.

    Best regards,
    XXXXXXX

    Does it make sense?
    Is that polite?
    Another option.

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    Re: An email to ETS

    Quote Originally Posted by theol View Post
    Thanks.
    I forgot to ask another question.
    What would be a good subject line for my email?
    I can't think of one.
    Request for Reconsideration.

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    Re: An email to ETS

    Does it specify that you need to bring two forms of ID?

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    Re: An email to ETS

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Does it specify that you need to bring two forms of ID?
    My question too! Surely if the instructions said to bring only one form of ID, almost everyone would have been turned away. Are you sure you didn't just misread the instructions?
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    Re: An email to ETS

    What primary identification did you show? These are the ETS rules:
    https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/id

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