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What to Bring to Your GRE® General Test at a Test Center

The list of things you must bring to the test center on the day of your GRE® General Test is short:

  • valid, acceptable identification (ID)
  • a mask

Bring Valid ID

You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable ID on the day of your test and each time you report to a test center. ID requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship and where you plan to test.

See ID Requirements

The ID you present at the test center must exactly match (excluding accents) the name you used to register. If the test administrator questions the ID you present, you may have to provide supplemental ID.

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.

Bring a Mask

You must bring your own mask, or you will not be admitted to the test center. Depending on the test center and/or local policy, you may be required to wear it some or all of the time you are in the test center. You are permitted to wear a mask even if it is not required. Medical masks and cloth face coverings are acceptable. Masks with valves or vents are not permitted.

You may also bring rubber gloves to wear during the test, but they are not required.

Don't Bring Personal Items

The only personal items you will be permitted to bring into the testing room are your ID and your mask. No other personal items are permitted. This includes:

  • phones, tablets, watches, wearable technology of any kind
  • any other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic devices
  • jewelry other than wedding and engagement rings

Clothing such as hair accessories, neckties, hats, scarves, jackets and other personal items are subject to inspection.

For the full list of prohibited items and items that may be inspected, see the GRE® Information Bulletin.

Before the test, test enter staff will provide instructions about where to store personal items. If you fail to follow test center staff instructions, you will not be permitted to test, and your test fee will not be refunded.