Registration, Test Centers and Dates
The GRE® Subject Tests are offered at paper-based test centers worldwide. You can register for a Subject Test online or by mail. Register early to receive your free test preparation materials in time to prepare for the test.
Register By Web
You need to create or have a My GRE Account to register online.
Note: Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs requesting accommodations; test takers requesting fee reductions, standby testing or Monday testing; or for test takers in Nigeria.
- The name you use when you create your My GRE account will also be the name used when you register for a GRE test. Therefore, it must exactly match (excluding hyphens, accents and spaces) 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.
- Payment by credit/debit card (American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or VISA®), E-Check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and . Note that ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
Register By Mail
To register by mail, download and complete the Registration Form for the GRE Subject Tests found in the GRE® Bulletin and mail the completed form with payment to the address printed on the form.
- The form must be received at ETS by the registration deadline.
- Allow four weeks for processing.
- Registration forms cannot be faxed.
- Payment by credit/debit card/money order/certified check (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA).
Registration Code Lists
- Paper-based Test Center List
- Institutions and Fellowship Sponsors Approved to Receive GRE Scores
- Department and Major Field Codes
- Citizenship and Country or Region Codes and State and Territory Codes
Important Registration Information
Before You Register
- Check the fees and read the reschedule and cancellation policies before registering for the test.
- 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.
- When registering (whether online or by mail), the name you use to register — and the spelling of that name — must exactly match the name printed on your identification documents (excluding hyphens, accents and spaces) that you present at the test center. See The Name You Use When Registering.
- If registering online, see information about creating a My GRE account for the first time.
- Check the GRE online registration system for the most up-to-date test center information. Not all test centers are open on all dates.
- Test centers fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended to get your preferred test locations and date selection.
- When selecting a test date, be sure to allow sufficient time for score reporting so you can meet the admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.
- You are not allowed to transfer your registration to someone else.
- Late registration is available if you register online. Late registration closes one week after the regular registration date. See Fees page for details.
Score Reports and Services Available with Registration
- As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions 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 a Subject Test in the last five years. You will be asked to designate your score recipients when registering for the test. For more information, see Sending Your Scores.
- Your test fee also entitles you to send your scores to your undergraduate institutions. You will be asked if you want to send scores to your undergraduate institution when registering for the test.
- You will be given the option to register for the FREE GRE Search Service when you register for a GRE test. For more information, see GRE Search Service.
On Test Day
- You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable identification when you report to a test center.
Retaking a Subject Test
- It may be to your advantage to take a GRE Subject Test more than once if you think that the scores you obtained do not reflect your true abilities. If your scores seem unusually low in comparison with other indicators of your preparedness for graduate studies, you may want to consider taking the test again.
- If you are considering retaking a test, consider that large score increases are unusual, and for some test takers scores will go down.
- You may take Subject Tests as often as they are offered.