Testing and GRE Information

GRE - Graduate Record Examination - Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The GRE?

The Graduate Record Exam (General Test) measures skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not necessarily related to any particular field of study. The test is composed of analytical writing, verbal and quantitative sections. The test can be taken Computer Based or Paper Based.

How Do I Register To Take The GRE?

To register for the paper-and-pencil test, students register through the Educational Testing Services (ETS).

Students can register for computer-based testing (CBT) through Candidate Services at Prometric, a division of Thompson Learning by calling 1-800-853-6773 for further information about registration procedures.

Where Can I Get More Information about the GRE?

Information is available at the Educational Testing website. Test preparation books are available at the public library and local bookstores. There are also some websites that offer free study guides.


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