Registration, Test Centers and Dates

The GRE® Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCM) Test will not be administered in the 2016–17 testing year. ETS plans to resume testing for the GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Test in 2017–18.

The GRE® Subject Tests are offered at paper-delivered test centers worldwide up to three times a year. You can register for a Subject Test online or by mail. If you register for a Subject Test, you are encouraged to download the free practice book for the specific Subject Test you plan to take. You can take only one Subject Test per test date.

Review the following information carefully. There are a number of policies you should familiarize yourself with before registering.

Registration Checklist

Before you begin the registration process, it's important to review fees, make sure you pick the right test date and understand the policies and procedures. See the Registration Checklist.

Your ETS Account

In order to register for the test, view your scores, and access other services, you'll need an ETS account. Prior to creating your account, be sure to review important information about The Name You Use When Registering, including what to do if you have a name change.

ID Requirements

You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable identification on test day, and it must bear the same name you used when you created your account and registered for your test. See ID Requirements.

Test Centers and Dates

The GRE Subject Tests are offered at paper-delivered test centers worldwide up to three times a year in September, October and April. See Test Centers and Dates.

Register for a Test

You can register for a GRE Subject Test online or by mail. See How to Register for a Subject Test.

Disability Accommodations

ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. Download the necessary bulletins and forms and learn more about available accommodations and registration procedures in Disability Accommodations.

Reschedule or Cancel Your Registration

You can reschedule or cancel your registration at any time. To avoid forfeiting your test fee, you must do so no later than four days before your test date. Learn more about Rescheduling or Canceling Your Registration.

Score Reports and Services Available with Registration

  • The ScoreSelect® option allows you to send scores from your Most Recent test administration or from All the times you have taken the GRE Subject Test in the last five years.
  • Help potential schools find you! Sign up for GRE® Search Service when you register for your test, or at any time through your ETS account.

Retaking the GRE Subject Tests

  • 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.
  • You may take Subject Tests as often as they are offered.

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