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Steps involved when you register for GRE
GRE is a standardized test wherein not only a number of applicants but also a number of graduate and business schools are recognizing the benefit of finding potential students through a single test. In case you are one of the many who are wondering about how to register for the test, we will give you an insight into the steps involved when you register for the test.
First Step: Select your choice of schools-
Before you decide to register for the test, you should have a list of at least four prospective schools and their admission deadlines.
Second Step: Check out the score reporting schedule-
You should check out the score reporting schedule before deciding the test date. This is important to make sure the scores reach before the admission deadline of your prospective schools.
Third Step: Gain information about the testing fee-
You should register for the test as early as possible as appointments are on first come first served basis. The later you register, the slimmer your chances of getting the test center and date selection of your choice, besides the additional amount of US$25 which you will pay as late fee. Late registration closes one week after the regular registration date and is only available if you register online.
Fourth Step: Choose the medium-
Be clear on whether you want to register for the computer based revised General Test or for the paper based revised test. You cannot exchange the testing fees and registration between paper based test or computer based test.
Steps involved when you register for GRE Computer based Revised General Test
First Step: Register online, by phone or by mail-
If you want to register online for Computer based Revised General Test then you can use your credit/debit cards from American Express, JCB, Discover, MasterCard and VISA to register online at www.ets.org/mygre.
If you are testing from Nigeria then online registration is not available to you.
If you are testing from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Korea, then you can only register online. For all those who are testing from Mainland China, refer to the instructions in your NEEA account for payment methods.
If you are registering by phone for Computer based Revised General Test then you can register using your credit/debit cards from American Express, JCB, Discover, MasterCard and VISA or any other valid credit /debit cards or voucher number.
If you plan to test in the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada, call 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255.
If you are testing in other areas of the world, call the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC).
If you are registering by mail for the Computer based Revised General Test then you can register by paying through money order or through a certified check.
Second Step: Filling the form-
If you are testing from United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada, then once you register you will have to complete the Authorization Voucher Request form of the bulletin and mail it with your payment, written on the address form. If you are testing from any other area of the world then you have to complete the International Test Scheduling form and mail it with payment to the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC).
Third Step: Schedule of Appointment-
You will receive an authorization voucher in about three week’s time from ETS and once you have received the voucher, you can call to schedule your appointment. Make sure your registration form and payment is received by the concerned authorities at least three weeks before your earliest test date choice. You will receive a confirmation of your registration with the test date, time and location based on the information you provided. If your requested date cannot be accommodated then they will assign you the next available date.
Fourth Step: Confirmation of Registration-
If you are not happy with the dates assigned to you then you can contact the appropriate RRC within 24 hours of receipt of your registration confirmation. If you have not received a confirmation of your registration, the appropriate RRC should be contacted, at least three full business days prior to the registration deadline for your earliest test date choice.
Note: Telephone or Mail registration is not available if you are testing from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Korea
Steps involved when you register for GRE paper based revised test
First Step: Register online or by mail-
If you register for Paper based Revised Test then you can register online using debit/credit cards from American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and VISA. You can also make the payments by Pay Pal or by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only).
This option is not available to examinees testing in Nigeria.
If you want to book the test by mail, you have to complete the paper based testing registration form on the bulletin and mail it with your payment to the address listed on the form. You can pay by certified check or money order, UNESCO Coupons, Pay Pal or E-Check service (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only).
Second Step: Receiving the admission ticket-
After you have registered for the paper based revised test, ETS will send you an admission ticket by mail. You should bring this admission ticket to the test center. If at all you want to make any changes on your admission ticket, there is a correction stub wherein you can make the desired changes such as address change or change in score recipients (no name change is allowed) and this should be sent to the ETS by Friday before the test date.
If you have not received your admission ticket or have lost it, then you can print your admission ticket from www.ets.org/mygre.
Dos and Don’ts -- to Register for GRE
- Once you have registered you cannot transfer this registration to someone else.
- You should keep checking the online registration system for the latest update on the various test centers as not all the test centers are open on all the dates.
- If at all you are planning to reschedule or cancel your test date then you should do so within the prescribed time or you will forfeit your full test fee.
- For more information visit www.ets.org/gre/revised/changetest
- If you are taking the paper based revised test then report to the test center by 8.15 a.m. with a completed registration form, payment, and acceptable photo identification.
- When you register, as a part of your test fee, you will be asked to designate four score recipients. Do not forget to do so; otherwise you will need to submit an Additional Score Report request form with US$27 fee per recipient.
Points involved in “How to Write your Name When you Register for GRE”:
First Point: When you register your name, you should see that it matches exactly as it is written on your identification documents, (ID) (without any space or accents) which you are going to present on the day of the examination, otherwise you may not be allowed to take the test or your test scores will be canceled after you have taken the test.
Second Point: You should be careful not to register with your nickname or with only an initial as your first name.
Third Point: If you are registering by phone then make sure that you are registered under your first and last names as they appear on your ID
Fourth Point: If your online account has already been created, then the name on your ID documents should match with the name that appears on your account. If they do not match then contact the GRE Services.
Fifth Point: You should be responsible enough to ensure that your name on the ID matches with your name on the admission ticket on the day of the test.