Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The GRE® General Test

The GRE General Test is an entrance exam required by most graduate schools. The GRE General Test measures verbal proficiency, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills. It is only offered as a computer based test 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.

The cost is $205 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: Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Please check the GRE website for registration instructions and dates at