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Tips for GRE

  1. You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable identification when you report to a test center. The name you are going to mention while registering for GRE revised General Test must be the exactly same to the name on your identity documents.
  2. When scheduling your testing appointment, be sure to allow sufficient time to receive your scores and meet the admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.
  3. Check the fees and read the reschedule and cancellation policies before registering for the test.
  4. If you have health-related needs that require you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs (PDF).
  5. Not all test centers are open on all dates.
  6. You are not allowed to transfer your registration to someone else.
  7. As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to up to four graduate programs, business programs or fellowship sponsors. You will be asked to designate your score recipients when registering for the test or at the test center on test day.
  8. You will be given the option to register for the FREE GRE Search Service when you register for a GRE test. For more information, see GRE Search Service.
  9. If your name doesn’t resemble to the name mentioned in the registration for GRE, you could be stopped to taking test and some other actions.
  10. When you register, you must supply your entire last (family/surname) name. If you have a two-part last name, be sure to supply your complete last name as it appears on the ID documents (without spaces or accents) that you will present on the day of the test.
  11. Be sure to provide your entire first (given) name (without spaces or accents). Do not register under a nickname and do not register with only an initial as your first name.
  12. If you register by phone, please be sure you are registered under your entire first and last names as they appear on your ID.
  13. If your online account has already been created, please confirm that the name on your ID documents still matches the name that appears in your account. If they do not, contact GRE Services.
  14. It is your responsibility to ensure that your ID documents match your admission ticket on the day of the test.
  15. Retaking the GRE revised General Test
  16. You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based and/or paper-based) only once every 60 days*, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take only the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you can take it as often as it is offered.

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