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Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

http://www.gre.org/

The GRE is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools principally in the United States, but also in other English speaking countries. Created and administered by the Educational Testing Service (or ETS), the exam is primarily focused on testing abstract thinking skills in the areas of math, vocabulary, and analytical writing.

There are two kinds of GRE tests.

  1. The GRE General Test. It is offered on computer year-round at the Prometric Testing Center

    • You can register online at www.gre.org or by telephone at 1-800-GRE-CALL if you use a credit card.
    • If you wish to pay by check or money order, you can print out a registration form from the GRE website and mail it in.
  2. The GRE Subject Tests. These are paper-based tests.
    • Visit www.gre.org for test dates and test centers. UALR is not a center,
      but there are centers in Arkansas.
    • If you have a credit card, you may register online.
    • If you wish to pay by check or money order, you can print out a registration form from the GRE website and mail it in.

Official copies can be ordered at 1-888-GRE-SCORE. Colleges and universities typically require official copies from GRE, rather than photocopies from students or from other schools.

GRE typically sends out two types of score reports:

  • *The report for your graduate program. If you indicate UALR, this score report will go directly to the UALR Graduate School.
  • *The report for your undergraduate institution. If you finished your bachelor’s degree at UALR and you confirmed with GRE that you want your scores sent to your undergraduate institution, a copy will come to UALR Testing Services. We keep these scores on file for five years, then they are destroyed.

Again, remember that if you need a copy of your GRE scores for another college or university, you should contact GRE to request an official copy. Copies of the score reports on file at UALR will not be sent to other institutions.

Updated 1.17.2014