What to Bring to the Test Center

What to Bring to a Computer-delivered GRE® revised General Test Administration

Your Confirmation Email

  • Review your confirmation email prior to test day so that you know the location of the test center and the time of your testing appointment.

What to Bring to a Paper-delivered GRE revised General Test Administration

  • Valid and acceptable identification (see below for more information)
  • Your admission ticket — Your admission ticket is sent to you by mail after your registration is processed. The admission ticket confirms your test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.
  • Three or four sharpened No. 2 or HB pencils and a good eraser — Pencils and erasers will not be supplied at the test center. Mechanical pencils and pens are not permitted.

Your Admission Ticket/Correction Stub

After your registration has been processed, you will receive an email from ETS notifying you that your admission ticket is available in your My GRE Account. The admission ticket confirms your test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.

You will need to print your admission ticket and bring it to the test center on the day of the test. An admission ticket will NOT be sent to you by postal mail. To print your admission ticket, log in to your My GRE Account and select "View or Print Admission Ticket." If you are unable to print your ticket, contact GRE Services at least 10 days before your test date and an admission ticket will be emailed to you.

Attached to your admission ticket is a correction stub. Use the correction stub to correct personal data, or to add, delete or change score recipients. Name changes cannot be submitted on the correction stub. Your correction stub must be received at ETS by the Friday before your registered test date.

Bringing Valid Identification

If you do not bring valid and acceptable ID, or if the name on your ID does not exactly match the name on your registration, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded.

As outlined in The Name You Use When Registering, you are responsible for ensuring that the name you used to register exactly matches (excluding accents, apostrophes and spaces) the name on the ID document(s) you will present at the test center. For example, a last name of Fernandez de Córdova would be entered as FernandezdeCordova.

  • If the test administrator questions the ID you present, you may be required to provide supplemental ID. If positive confirmation cannot be made, you may not be permitted to test or your test score may be withheld.
  • All test takers are encouraged to bring at least two forms of acceptable ID each time they report to a test center. Prior admission to a test center based on a given ID document does not assure that that document will be considered acceptable. Test centers are not required to hold your seat if you leave the center to obtain acceptable identification.
  • Admission to the test center does not assure that the ID you provided is valid or that your scores will be reported. All reported cases of questionable ID are subject to review and approval by the ETS Office of Testing Integrity either during or after the test administration. ETS reserves the right to withhold and/or cancel scores in the event that the ID requirements set forth herein are not met.
  • You may be required to show your ID and/or to sign a test center log at various points throughout the test administration.
  • Your test fees will not be refunded if you are not permitted to test or if your scores are withheld or canceled because of invalid or unacceptable ID.

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