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Register for the GRE® General Test Tutorial


Video duration: 6:05

On-screen: [ETS®.]

On-screen: [How to Register for the GRE® General Test.]

On-screen: [An ETS® Account is required to register for the test. If you do not have one, please watch the Create an ETS® Account how-to video located on the GRE® General Test page on YouTube® to see how to create an account.]

On-screen: [ETS® GRE® The answer to “What’s next?” The GRE® General Test.]

Speaker: Narrator –

Welcome to the “Registering for the GRE® General Test” how-to video. We are excited to walk you through the registration for the GRE General Test so you can move forward on your graduate education and career path.

On-screen: [If you have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations, visit:]

As we begin, please note that if you have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations, you must have your accommodations approved prior to scheduling your appointment, before you register for the test visit the Accommodations page of – as shown here.

On-screen: [You can log directly into your ETS® Account at]

Select the grey “ETS® Account” button in the upper right portion of your screen to get started. Enter your username and password in the “Returning Users” field.

On-screen: [Sign In for Test Takers. Returning Users.]

On-screen: [ETS® GRE® My GRE® Home. My Tests. Scores. Orders.]

This is your very own My GRE® home page. On this page, you will see your name at the upper right of the screen. You will also see your ETS® ID number as well. While we know there’s plenty to explore on this page, you’ll want to focus on registering because seats do fill up quickly and we want you to get the test date and location of your choice! Select the blue “Register/Find Test Centers, Dates” button to continue.

Select the test you want to take from the drop down box. In this case, the GRE® General Test. Then as you begin to type in the “Find test centers at or near this location” field, select one of the prepopulated options. If you know you want a test date that is outside of the displayed two-month window, use the blue arrow to change months. Select the blue “Find available test centers and dates” button.

Now you can select your test date by sorting with the “By Date” or “By Distance” tabs at top left. We will use “By Date” in our example. To select a date, choose any of the dates highlighted in green in the calendar or scroll through the date options list. Both options display the same information. You will see the available times for that test center. Select the time you prefer by selecting “Register” to the right of the time.

On-screen: [ETS® GRE® Find Test Centers and Dates. (Shows 2 months calendar dates and a map on the right of screen and how many seats and times are available at that test center on the date chosen.)]

Before you finalize your test registration, review the test, test date, time and test center location information in the yellow shaded box at the top of the page. Should any of the information be inaccurate or you decide to change something, you can do so by selecting the blue “Edit Test Information” button. This option will remain persistent throughout the next few steps so you can access it later should you decide to change something.

Otherwise, continue by reading the policies on the page. Once you have done so, if you agree to the policies, check the “I understand” box below them and then select “Next.”

You will now be able to review the personal information you entered – once you confirm it is all in order, select the blue “Next” button.

You will be asked if you would like to participate in the FREE GRE® Search Service. By adding your profile to the database of prospective students, recruiters from around the world will be able to find you. If you match their recruitment profile, you may receive information about their programs, fellowships, financial aid opportunities, and other graduate education opportunities. Review the full details, select your preference and select the blue “Next” button.

It will take you just a few minutes to complete the Background Information section so please review and respond thoroughly.

Before you process your cart, take a look at all the test preparation items available from ETS®, the maker of the test. If nothing else, you should add all the FREE POWERPREP® Online options to your cart. They simulate the actual test and are a great way to identify your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare to test. They will also allow you to become familiar with the test-taker friendly design features you will encounter on test day, like moving back and forth between questions, changing answers within a section and the On-screen calculator. Just select the box next to “add to cart” and you will receive them - remember they are FREE! When you finish reviewing all of the other test prep options and finalize your shopping cart, select the blue “Next” button.

It’s time to check out – just confirm all your purchases and select the blue “proceed to checkout” button. If you have a voucher or promotional code, enter it at the top of the page and then select the blue “Apply” button to activate it. Then scroll down and select the blue “Pay Now” button.

On-screen: [ETS® GRE®. Checkout Before You Pay.]

On the ETS® Check Out page, select your payment option from Credit or Debit card, US bank funds transfer or PayPal and then select the grey “Continue” button.

Enter your payment information and select the grey “Buy” button.

That’s it! You are now one step closer to making your graduate-level education dreams come true! Be sure to check your confirmation page and your registration confirmation email for accuracy.

Best of luck on test day! For additional information on the GRE® General Test, visit

On-screen: [For issues or questions about registering for the GRE® General Test, contact GRE® Services at: India – Email:; Phone: 91-1244517127 or 000-800-4072; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. India Standard Time*; GRE® Services Main Office: Email:; Phone: 1-609-771-7670; Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET*; Korea: Email:; Phone: 1-443-455-5415 or 080-808-0230; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Korea Standard Time*. (*except for holidays)]

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End of: Register for the GRE® General Test Tutorial Video.