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GRE - Graduate Record Examination (Subject Tests)

The GRE Subject Tests are paper-based tests in eight subject areas including Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Subject Tests measure achievement in specific subject areas and assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in those disciplines. General information about the GRE can be located on the GRE website.

Important Policy Updates

Cell phones, smartphones such as BlackBerry devices or iPhones, PDAs and other electronic or 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: $150.00 for testing in the U.S. 

Please Note: Additional fees may apply.

Payment Method: Preferred forms of payment for paper-based tests include money order, certified check, voucher, credit or debit card (including American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa), UNESCO coupons, or Western Union® Quick Pay.

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.

The GRE Subject Test is not administered at APSU. For information on the registration process, please visit “Register for a Subject Test” on the GRE website.

Testing Location

On the day of the test, please report to the location indicated on your GRE Admission Ticket.

Identification Requirements

Please review the Identification Requirements prior to registration. Identification requirements are strictly enforced.

Registration Requirements

For information on the registration process, please visit “Register for a Subject Test” on the GRE Web site. If you prefer to mail in a registration form, GRE Information and Registration Bulletins are available at the Testing Center.

Permissible Test Aids

Please review the “Test Center Procedures and Regulations” on the GRE website.

Prohibited Items

Please review the “Test Center Procedures and Regulations” on the GRE website.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

According to GRE Board policy, scores are reportable for 5 years following testing.  Paper-based GRE Subject Test 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 paper-based GRE Subject Tests as often as they are offered. For more information, please visit the “Repeating a Subject Test” section at the bottom of the registration page on the GRE website.


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.