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GRE® How to Create an ETS Account Video Transcript


Video duration: 4:13

On-screen: [ETS®.]

On-screen: [How to Create and ETS® Account.]

Speaker: Narrator

Welcome to the how to create an ETS® Account video. We are excited to walk you through the creation of an ETS® Account so you can move forward on your graduate education and career path.

The name you use when you create your ETS® Account will ultimately become the name on your GRE® General Test registration. The name you use – including its spelling — must exactly match (excluding accents) the name printed on the identification, or ID documents that you will present on the day of the test. This is very important. If the name on the account and the name on your ID do not match, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your test scores may be canceled after you take the test. If either of those things occur, your test registration fee will be forfeited as well.

On-screen: [Review guidelines for ACCEPTABLE FORMS of ID and NAME YOU USE TO REGISTER.]

So before you begin to create your account and then register, you need to review the acceptable forms of ID and all of the guidelines for the name you will use to create your account. This information can be found on

On-screen: [ETS® GRE®. The answer to “What’s next?” The GRE® General Test. You can log directly into your ETS® Account at Sign In for Test Takers.]

Once you have confirmed the name you will use for your ETS® Account, select the grey “ETS® Account” button in the upper right portion of your screen to get started!

On the ETS® Account log in page select the blue “Create an Account” button under “New Users.”

On-screen: [ETS® GRE®. Create a Test Taker Account. ETS® Account – Register for GRE tests.]

The ETS® Account you are about to create will allow you to register for the GRE® General Test, GRE® Subject Tests and apply for testing accommodations. It will let you view, change or cancel your registration and purchase test preparation materials prior to test day. Then after test day, you will use your account to view your scores, order Additional Score Reports, access the FREE GRE® Diagnostic Service, and more.

0n-screen: [ETS® GRE®. Create a Test Taker Account. Personal Information.]

As you begin to enter your name, field requirements will be pop up on screen as well as a reminder of the “Name you use to register” guidelines. Be sure to provide your entire first name, or given name, as it appears on your ID documents that you will present at the test center. Do not register under a nickname and do not register with only an initial as your first name.

Include your entire last name, family or surname.

If you have a two-part last name, be sure to supply your complete last name as it appears on the ID documents (excluding accents). For example, a last name of Fernandez (space) de (space) Córdova (with an accent on the first O) would be entered as Fernandez (space) de (space) Cordova with no accent.

Continue completing the form.

After entering your phone information, select your Communications Preferences for text messages and special offer emails. And then select “Next.”

Create a personalized username and password and then select a security question from the drop down box and enter your answer. Review the Terms and Conditions and then select the “I agree” box and then “Next.”

On-screen: [ETS® GRE®. Your Account Has Been Created!]

Review your information for accuracy. If revisions are needed, select the “Back” button. If they are not, select “Submit.” You will receive a confirmation page and your account is set – now you can register to take the GRE® General Test! Also, in the inbox of the email address you used to create your account, you will receive an email confirmation as well. If you don’t see it, be sure to check your junk or spam folder for it.

On-screen: [Be sure to watch the Registering for a GRE® General Test how-to video located on the GRE® General Test page on YouTube®]

On-screen: [ETS®. Copyright © 2017 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo, MEASURING THE POWER OF LEARNING, and GRE are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 39144.]

End of: Create an ETS® Account Tutorial Video.