Registration, Test Centers and Dates
The GRE® revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. It is offered as a computer-based test year round at most locations around the world and as a paper-based test up to three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is not available.
You need to create or have a My GRE Account to register for a GRE test or to view your scores. Review the Registration Checklist below before creating your My GRE Account.
If you have health-related needs that require you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.
Register for the Test
You can register for either the computer-based test or the paper-based test with a valid credit or debit card — American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or VISA®. Note: American Express, Discover, JCB and MasterCard are NOT accepted for testing in Nigeria; only VISA and PayPal are accepted.
Note: Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs requesting accommodations; or for test takers requesting fee reductions, standby testing or Monday testing.
- Check the test fees and read the reschedule and cancellation policies before registering for the test.
- Read and understand the ID requirements. You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable ID when you report to a test center.
- Create a My GRE Account to register online. Be sure that the spelling of the name you use when registering exactly matches the name printed on your identification documents (excluding accents and spaces) that you will present at the test center. For example, a last name of Fernandez de Córdova would be entered as FernandezdeCordova. See The Name You Use When Registering.
- Decide when you would like to take the test. Be sure to allow sufficient time for score reporting when scheduling your test so you can meet the admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.
- Check the GRE online registration system for the most up-to-date test center information. Not all test centers are open on all dates.
- Determine which graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors you want to receive your scores. As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. You will choose score recipients on test day.
- Learn about the FREE GRE® Search Service. You will have the option to sign up for the Search Service when you register for the GRE revised General Test.
- When you are ready to register for the GRE revised General Test, sign in to your My GRE Account and select from the registration options presented.
Score Reports and Services Available with Registration
- As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to up to four graduate programs, business programs or fellowship sponsors. Using the ScoreSelectSM option for each of your four free score reports, you can decide to send scores from your Most Recent test administration or from All the times you have taken the General Test in the last five years. If you are taking the computer-based test, you will designate your score recipients on test day. If you are taking the paper-based test, you will designate your score recipients when registering for the test. For more information, see Sending Your Scores. If you wish to send additional score reports or simply decide to send scores to institutions after test day, you may do so by ordering Additional Score Reports for a fee.
- You will be given the option to register for the FREE GRE Search Service when you register for a GRE test. Or, you may sign up for the GRE Search Service at any time. For more information, see GRE Search Service.
- Individuals who register for the GRE revised General Test can send up to four FREE ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) Evaluation Reports to graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. For more information, visit the ETS PPI website.
Retaking the GRE revised General Test
- You can take the GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you can take it as often as it is offered.
- 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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