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GRE - Graduate Record Examination (General Test)

The GRE General Test measures skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not necessarily related to any particular field of study. The test is composed of Verbal Reasoning (V), Quantitative Reasoning (Q), and Analytical Writing (AW) sections. The General Test is offered as a computer-based test in the United States. General information about the GRE can be located on the GRE website.

Important Policy Updates

Cell phones, smart phones such as BlackBerry devices or iPhones, PDAs and other electronic and photographic devices are not permitted in the test center.

When you register, you must use the exact name and spelling of that name as shown on the primary I.D. that you will present at the testing location. If the name shown on your primary I.D. does not match the name on your registration record, you will not be permitted to test and a refund will not be issued. Be sure to provide your entire first and last name. Do not register under a nickname.

Only misspellings of your name can be corrected at the testing location – NAME CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE. If your name has changed for any reason, including marriage, you still must present primary I.D. in the name under which you are registered, or you will not be permitted to test. Marriage certificates and divorce decrees cannot be used to confirm name differences. Please do not bring these documents to the testing location.

The Testing Center strongly recommends that examinees visit the GRE website to obtain the most current information regarding all testing policies and procedures.

Fees / Payment Method / Remittance Policy

Fees: $185.00 for computer-based testing in the U.S.

Please Note: Additional fees may apply.

Payment Method: Preferred forms of payment for the computer-based test include money order, certified check, voucher, or credit or debit card (including American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa).

Remittance Policy: Payment is due at the time of registration.

If you have any questions regarding a payment method, please contact ETS at (866) 473-4373.

Registration Requirements

The GRE General Test is not administered at APSU. For information on the registration process, please visit “Register for the Test” on the GRE website. For computer-based testing in Clarksville, please call the PROMETRIC Testing Center on Forbes Avenue at (931) 647-2003.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

According to GRE Board policy, scores are reportable for 5 years following testing.  Score reports are sent to the examinee and to the examinee-designated recipients 10 to 15 days after testing. Examinees can view their scores online approximately 15 days after testing. Examinees who take the computer-based GRE can view unofficial Verbal and Quantitative scores immediately following the test; however, because of the essay scoring process, examinees will not be able to view the Analytical Writing score.  Examinees who take the paper-based GRE cannot view unofficial scores on the test day. Paper-based score reports will be sent to the examinee and to the examinee-designated recipients within 6 weeks after testing. For more information, please visit “Getting your Scores” on the GRE website.  

Additional Score Reports must be requested from ETS. For details please visit the “Additional Score Reports” section on the GRE website.


Please contact ETS regarding cancellations.

Retest Information

Examinees can take the 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. For more information, please refer to the “Retaking a Test Policy" in the online bulletin.


ETS has established policies regarding documentation of an applicant's disability and the process for requesting accommodations. For details, see “Test Takers with Disabilities” on the GRE website. Please contact ETS regarding all accommodation questions.

Additional Information

For information regarding test preparation, please visit “Prepare for the Test” on the GRE website.  Workshops are also available on campus.  For more information regarding GRE preparation workshops, see the Academic Support center website.