Testing Office

GRE - Graduate Record Examination


The Testing Office is not a test site for the GRE. GRE General Exams are available at Computer Based Testing Centers nationwide.

The GRE General Test and Subject Tests are designed to assess knowledge and skills relevant to graduate study.

Registration Information for the GRE Exams is available at the GRE web site www.gre.org.

The GRE General Test



What is the purpose of the GRE General Exam?
Who must take the General Exam?
When should the General Exam be taken?
How do I prepare for the General Exam?
When will the General Exam be given?
How do I register for the General Exam?

What is the purpose of the GRE General Exam?


The GRE General Exam measures (1) verbal, (2) Quantitative, and (3) Analytical Reasoning skills relevant to graduate study. Eligibility for admission to a Graduate Program is usually based upon your GRE General Score and your college GPA. For more information on Graduate Studies requirements please contact the department to which you are applying.

Who must take the GRE General Exam?


The Graduate Record Examination is taken by individuals applying to graduate schools.

When should the General Exam be taken?


Each Graduate Dept has specific deadlines for submission of test scores. You should therefore allow appropriate time for the receipt of scores by the graduate department.

How do I prepare for the GRE General Exam?


ETS will send you a copy of GRE Powerprep software on CD-ROM when you register for the General Test and/or Writing Assessment. This software can also be downloaded at the GRE web site. Powerprep software contains sample questions and actual computer adaptive tests.

When will the GRE General be given?


The General Exam is given year-round. Usually the GRE General Exam is given on any day a test center is open.

How do I register for the GRE General Exam?


Register early to get your preferred test date, November through January are extremely crowded months for testing. You may register for the GRE General Exam by phone, (800-473-2255), online, or mail. Please contact the GRE web site for more registration information.

The GRE Web Site: http://www.gre.org/
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Last Updated: August 21, 2014