Register for the Computer-delivered GRE® General Test

The GRE® General Test is offered year-round as a computer-delivered test in most locations around the world. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get your preferred test date and test location: online or by phone.

Important: The name you use when you register for a GRE test must exactly match (excluding accents) the name on the identification (ID) documents that you will present on the day of your GRE test. If it does not, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your test scores may be canceled after you take the test. For example, a last name of Fernandez de Córdova would be entered as Fernandez de Cordova.

Register to Test in the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada

There are two ways you can register for the computer-delivered GRE General Test in these locations: online or by phone.

Online Registration

  • You need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
  • Register at least two calendar days before your preferred test date.
  • American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or Visa® credit/debit cards are accepted. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal® and voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are paying with a paper check or money order, you will need to request an Authorization Voucher by mail.
  • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs. Please see Disability Accommodations.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

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Phone Registration

  • Call the test center directly or Prometric® Services at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255 at least two business days before your preferred test date.
  • American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa credit/debit cards are accepted. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are paying with a paper check or money order, you will need to request an Authorization Voucher by mail.
  • A confirmation number, reporting time and test center address will be given to you when you call.
  • Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs, please see Disability Accommodations.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

Requesting an Authorization Voucher by Mail

You will need to request an authorization voucher by mail if you are paying with a paper check or money order.

  • Complete the Computer-delivered GRE General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form and mail with a paper check or money order with the appropriate payment to the address printed on the form. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.
  • When you receive your authorization voucher, you can register online or call Prometric Services at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255 to schedule an appointment.
  • An appointment to test must be made prior to the expiration date on the authorization voucher.
  • If you lose your authorization voucher, contact ETS. Only one replacement will be issued.

Register to Test Outside the United States

There are two ways you can register for the computer-delivered GRE General Test outside the United States: online or by phone.

Note: Individuals in Mainland China must register online through an NEEA Account. Individuals in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea or at additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network must register online through an ETS Account.

Online Registration

  • You need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
  • Register at least two business days before your preferred test date.
  • American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa credit/debit cards are accepted. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal and voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are testing in Mainland China, refer to the instructions in your NEEA account for payment methods.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • If you are paying with a paper check or money order, you will need to request a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by mail.
  • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs. Please see Disability Accommodations.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

Register Online Now

Phone Registration

  • Call the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) at least two business days before your preferred test date.
  • Use an American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa credit/debit card. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and voucher numbers are also accepted. If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs, please see Disability Accommodations
  • If you are paying with a paper check or money order, you will need to request a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by mail.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

Requesting a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by Mail

You will need to request a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by mail if you are paying with a paper check or money order. Once you receive your authorization voucher, you will be able to register online or by phone.

  • Complete the Computer-delivered GRE General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form and mail with a paper check or money order with the appropriate payment to the address printed on the form. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.
  • When you receive your authorization voucher, you can register online or call the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) to schedule an appointment.
  • An appointment to test must be made prior to the expiration date on the authorization voucher.
  • If you lose your authorization voucher, contact ETS. Only one replacement will be issued.

Retaking a Computer-delivered Test

  • You can take the computer-delivered GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.
  • The retaking a test policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (e.g., inconsistent registration information). If the violation is identified after registration but before the test administration, the testing appointment will be canceled and test fees will be forfeited. If the violation is identified after test scores have been reported, the invalid scores will be canceled, score recipients will be notified of the cancellation and test fees will be forfeited.

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