Prometric, the company that administers the GRE, works hard to ensure you can take the test at a time that’s convenient for you. Unlike the SAT, ACT or MCAT, there are no standardized national testing dates set in stone. The testing times vary from city to city and country to country, so completing your GRE registration is a little more complicated.
These GRE registration details are standard, though, so make sure you read and understand what you have to do:
- You can register for the computer based GRE online, by phone (call 1-800-GRE-CALL) or by mail.
- You can register for the paper-based GRE by mail or online.
- The GRE testing appointments are 4 hours long – plan accordingly.
- You can’t register online if you need a fee reduction, testing accommodations, Monday testing or standby testing.
- You can search by country, state, and city to find a testing location nearest to you.
- You can also search within a three-month time frame to find a testing appointment time that would work for you, and there are many options both during the week and on the weekends.
- When you complete your GRE registration online, you’ll receive immediate confirmation as well as an email confirmation.