GRE Online Registration Process and Eligibility Guide in 2020

Filed in Education by on July 26, 2020

GRE Online Registration Process and Eligibility Guide in 2020.

GRE Online Registration: If you’re planning on going to graduate school, you’ll probably need to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test.

It’s the most commonly required admission test for graduate school. So, in this article, i will guide you on how to register for the GRE test and documents required.GRE Online Registration

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized Computer Based Test that is a requirement for admissions in most graduate schools in the United States. It is owned and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test was founded in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

According to the Educational Testing Service, the aim of the GRE is to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been attained over a long time of learning.

The GRE consists of specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary sections. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.

The level of emphasis that is placed on GRE scores for graduate school admission process differs between schools and departments within the schools. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor.

How to Register for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

The GRE Subject Tests are offered worldwide up to three times a year in September, October, and April. You can register for the test online or by mail. The application fee for the GRE General Test is $205 worldwide.

Online Registration

  • You need to create or have an ETS Account
  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, China Union Pay, Diners Club International, or JCB credit/debit cards are accepted. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs.

Mail Registration

  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, China Union Pay, Diners Club International, and JCB credit/debit cards are accepted. Money orders, certified checks or voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • Complete the Registration Form for the GRE Subject Tests (PDF) and mail it with payment to the address printed on the form. The form must be received at ETS by the registration deadline. Allow four weeks for processing. Registration forms cannot be faxed.

Note: You can create an account at any time, regardless of whether or not you plan to register for a GRE test. However, the name you use when you create your account will also be the name you use when you register for your GRE test, so it’s important to make sure that your first and last name exactly matches (excluding accents) the name printed on the identification (ID) documents that you will present on the day of your test. If it doesn’t, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your scores may be canceled.

Apart from using your ETS account to register for the test, you can also use it to: 

  • Sign up for the free GRE® Search Service
  • View your scores
  • View, change or cancel your registration
  • Apply for and view approved testing accommodations
  • Order Additional Score Reports
  • Access the free GRE Diagnostic Service
  • Purchase test preparation materials
  • Choose to receive important notifications concerning your test and scores through text messages in addition to email

Requirements for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

You are required to bring valid and acceptable identification on test day, and it must bear the first and last name you used when you created your account and registered for your test. Each identification document must:

  • be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable and documents cannot be presented on a cell phone or any other electronic device
  • be a government-issued national/state/province identity card that is recognized by the country in which you are a citizen or permanent resident
  • be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable
  • bear your first and last name exactly (excluding accents) as it was when registering for the test
  • include a recent, recognizable photograph
  • include your signature (the name and signature on the ID document must match)

Note: if you are unable to meet the requirements, contact the ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) at least seven days before registering to test.

You must receive approval from OTI before you may register. You should also be prepared to submit any requested documents to OTI for review prior to receiving approval.

If you do not contact OTI before you register, and as a result, you are not permitted to test or your test scores are withheld, your test fees will not be refunded.

CSN Team.

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