Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The GRE® General Test

The GRE General Test is required by most graduate schools as an entrance exam and measures verbal and quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills.  It is offered as a computer based test (CBT) Monday through Friday and occasional Saturdays in the Office of Testing Services in the John E. Thomas Bldg. (JET).  Check Testing Calendar for Saturday dates. There is no longer an option for the "paper and pencil" version.

The cost is $195 and appointments may only be made on the GRE web site at  You will need a debit or credit card to pay for the exam online.

The only necessary item to bring with you to the Testing Center is a valid (non expired) government issued ID.  If you are not testing in your own country of citizenship, you are required to bring a passport.  Otherwise, you may bring a passport, driver's license, state ID or military ID.  We will provide you with a locker to store your cell phone and other valuables and give you scratch paper and pencils.  Plan on being here approximately 4 hours, which includes check in procedures.

For information on study materials and how to prepare, go to

The GRE Subject Tests

There are 8 GRE Subject Tests that are offered once a year on national test dates via paper and pencil.  GRE Subject Tests aren't typically required, but the scores may be used by admissions to supplement your undergraduate record. The scores provide common measures for comparing applicants' qualifications and they aid in evaluating grades and recommendations. It's best to contact the admissions office or department you're interested in and see exactly what they're looking for before registering for a Subject Test.  The eight tests that are available are:  Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.  ASU will administer the GRE Subject Tests in October, 2014, with exact date to be determined, in Anne Belk Hall (formerly Old Belk Library)  Please check the GRE website for registration instructions and dates at

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