The choice is yours. Take the GRE® General Test at any of the more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries, or take it from the comfort of your own home. Choose the location where you will feel most comfortable, so you can do your best on test day.
Before you begin registering, it's important to make sure you familiarize yourself with the overall process. Use our checklist to get an overview of what you need to know.
A Closer Look
Let's take a closer look at the policies and information you'll need to know to successfully register for the test.
How to Register
Use our convenient online system to register for a test, or learn how to register by phone.
Your ETS Account
Find out what you can do with your ETS account and review important information about the name you use when registering.
Test Locations and Dates
Choose when and where you want to test. Take the test where you feel you'll do your best — at home or at a test center.
At Home Testing
Interested in testing at home? Verify that you meet the equipment and environment requirements.
ID requirements vary based on where you plan to test and your country of citizenship.
Reschedule or Cancel Your Test
Do you need to make a change to your registration? Find out how and when you can do so.
ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs. Download the necessary bulletins and forms and learn more about available accommodations and registration procedures.
GRE® Search Service
Help potential schools find you! Sign up for the GRE® Search Service when you register for your test, or at any time through your ETS account.
Retaking the GRE General Test
You can take the GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.
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.