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Register for the Test

Before You Start

  1. Verify that your computer and testing room meet the Equipment and Environment Requirements. If they do not, you will not be able to test.
  2. Have your identification (ID) documents ready. Your primary ID should be a passport. If you do not have a passport, go to ID Requirements to see what other forms of ID are accepted in the country where you are testing. ETS is temporarily accepting government-issued IDs with expiration dates from February 1, 2020, forward. All other ID policies still apply.
  3. If you do not have an ETS account for the GRE® General Test, create an account. Make sure that the name in your account matches the name on your primary ID.
  4. If you need accommodations for a disability or a health-related need, you must request them before you register for a test.

How to Register

Follow these steps to register for an at home appointment:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. On your My GRE Home page, select Register/Find Test Centers.
  3. On the Find Test Centers and Dates page, select the option for the test at home. Note: The at home option is dependent upon the country of your account address. If you are eligible to take the test at home, based on the country, you will see the “Test at home” option as you begin your registration.
  4. Verify your email address, then continue.
  5. To select your test appointment, confirm your time zone, or select a new one.
  6. Choose the two-month period you would like to take the test, and select an available test date from the calendar.
  7. Select an available time for your test, and click "Register for this test."
  8. Follow the directions to continue your registration and pay for your test.
  9. When you finish, you’ll receive a confirmation email from ETS with your test appointment information and the test link to launch your test on the day of your scheduled appointment. Be sure to keep this email safe until test day.

Rescheduling or Canceling

If you need to reschedule or cancel your registration, you must do so at least four full days (10 days for individuals in Mainland China) before your test date. For example, if your test is on Saturday, you must reschedule or cancel by Tuesday.

You must pay the US$50 rescheduling fee before you can register for a new test appointment.

You can only reschedule or cancel through your ETS account online or by phone. To find the appropriate phone number for your region and additional information, visit Reschedule or Cancel Your GRE General Test Registration. Be prepared to provide your appointment number and the full name you used when you made the appointment.