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About the GRE® Tests

The GRE® tests were created 70 years ago to have an objective lens through which all graduate applicants could be compared, regardless of their background. The GRE Program’s dedication to fairness exemplifies nonprofit ETS’s mission to help advance quality and equity in education for all people.

Today, GRE scores are used by thousands of graduate and professional schools around the world, including business and law, to help successfully identify applicants who are academically prepared for graduate-level work and to help enroll a diverse student body.

GRE tests and services are overseen by the GRE Board, an independent board affiliated with the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) which consists of 18 graduate deans and faculty leaders from institutions across the United States and Canada. The Board establishes all policies for the GRE program, and its members collaborate with ETS staff on special committees for program services, research, and diversity and inclusion.

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GRE® General Test

Read about the test and why it plays a vital role in the admissions process.

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GRE® Subject Tests

Read about the tests and how they can help you evaluate applicants’ readiness in particular disciplines.

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Fairness and Validity

Find out how ETS and the GRE Program make fairness and validity a priority.

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Test Security

Learn about measures ETS takes to ensure that the GRE tests are secure.

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GRE Board

Learn about the GRE Board and how it oversees GRE tests, services and research.

Have Questions?

How does ETS support graduate and professional schools?

Institutions that receive GRE scores have free access to the ETS® Data Manager, a convenient online portal for score reporting and more. The GRE® Search Service, our cost-effective recruiting service, enhances your student outreach efforts. ETS also provides advice on designing validation studies at no charge.

Who can I contact to get the additional information I need before deciding to become a GRE score user?

You can contact the GRE Program by email at gretests@ets.org or by phone at 1-609-683-2002.

Does ETS provide accommodations for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs?

ETS leads the industry in testing accommodations. For the computer-delivered GRE General Test, these accommodations include extended time/breaks, screen magnification, selectable colors, JAWS® screen reader and refreshable braille. The test is also offered in a variety of forms, including braille, large print and computer voiced. Learn more.

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