GRE Test Dates: Schedule for Locations Test Centers and Online

The GRE paper-based General Test is available at more than 1,000 testing centers in all 50 states and 160 countries. The GRE online test is taken home-based, at any date and time.

When to Take the GRE Test at Home? (Online)

The GRE Online Examination is available seven days a week, 24/7. The GRE Online Examination is offered everywhere except in Mainland China and Iran. The test schedule will be provided after 24 hours of registration.

Read more: Home Based GRE General Test

How to Take the GRE Test at a Test Center?

The GRE paper-based General Test can be taken in any month of the year. GRE Examiners can take the exam at any Prometric test centers or testing locations outside the Prometric test center network. If an examiner would like to take other types of GRE aside from the General Test, the date availability and location will vary. Not all types are offered at all testing centers.

What are the 2021–2022 GRE Test Dates?

The paper-based GRE dates for 2021-2022 are as follows:

  • September 11, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • April 9, 2022

The computer-based or online GRE dates for 2021-2022 is available all year-round, seven days a week.

GRE Test dates in the United States and Puerto Rico

The GRE exam dates for test-takers in the United States and Puerto Rico are listed in the following table.

GRE Exam Dates In the United States And Puerto Rico

   

GRE Exam Dates

Regular deadline

Late Deadline

Supplementary Test center and Monday administration deadline

Score Available Online

September 11, 2021

August 06, 2021

August 12, 2021

July 23, 2021

October 11, 2021

October 23, 2021

September 17, 2021

September 24, 2021

September 03, 2021

November 22, 2021

April 09, 2022

March 04, 2022

March 11, 2022

February 18, 2022

May 09, 2022

These GRE test dates for the United States and Puerto Rico in the above table are subject to change, so please check with the ETS website to make sure dates are accurate.

GRE Test dates in All Other Locations, Including U.S. Territories

The paper-based GRE exam dates for test-takers in other countries, including U.S. Territories are listed in the following table:

GRE Exam Dates In All Other Locations, Including U.S. Territories

   

GRE Exam Dates

Regular deadline

Late Deadline

Supplementary Test center and Monday administration deadline

Score Available Online

September 11, 2021

July 30, 2021

August 6, 2021

July 16, 2021

October 11, 2021

October 23, 2021

September 10, 2021

September 17, 2021

August 27, 2021

November 22, 2021

April 09, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 4, 2022

February 11, 2022

May 09, 2022

These GRE test dates for All Other Locations, including the U.S. in the above table are subject to change, so please check with the ETS website to make sure dates are accurate.

When can you register for the GRE test?

The computer test or online GRE is open to any registration dates for 365 days. The paper-delivered examination has selected dates. Register for the GRE exam 60 days before the deadline of your desired university to give yourself adequate time before your application. The 60 days interval also helps if it is necessary to retake the GRE.

When is the best date to retake the GRE test?

GRE retake can be completed after 21 days from your first exam. Five retakes are allowed every year at any month.

How to register for the GRE exam?

To register for the GRE exam, follow one of these options:

  • Online Registration. Register online at the official website of ETS. After completing the registration process, print the voucher provided. Payments can be made through online banking with a credit or debit card option.
  • Phone Registration. Call 1-800-GRE-CALL or 1-800-473-2255. Confirmation number, test center location and scheduled time of examination are provided during the call. Payments are processed through American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa credit or debit card. For locations outside the United States, find the contact information on Regional Registration Center (RRC) page of the ETS website. (1).
  • Mail Registration. After payment, request a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by mail. Complete the GRE General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form (PDF) (2) . Mail the paper check or money order together with the form to the address printed found in the form. After receiving the authorization voucher, register online or call to schedule an appointment. Set an appointment prior to the expiration date of your authorization voucher.

Does COVID affect the GRE exam?

Yes, the GRE test was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Educational Testing Service (ETS) canceled all in-person GRE exams or paper-delivered GRE last 2020. As a result, ETS launched an online examination for the GRE General Test. (3) ETS has partnered with 6 brands to conduct an online GRE exam. The 6 brands offering GRE home tests are TOEFL, GRE, Praxis, ParaPro, GACE and Hiset. (4)

Related Reading: ETS Testing Updates due to COVID-19

What is the cost of the GRE Test?

As of July 1, 2021, the GRE General Test fee is $205.00 across all countries. India and China have a different GRE General Test fee which is $231.00 The cost for GRE General Test is inclusive of any value-added taxes. The fees are subject to change without prior notice.

When is the best date to take the GRE test?

The best date to take the GRE test is dependent on your university application deadline. Taking the test early is a good choice in order to avoid stressing over deadlines and retake options. For college students, the ideal date to take the GRE is between Junior Year or Senior year.

References:
1. https://www.ets.org/s/mygre/rrc.html
2.https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_general_test_authorization_voucher_request_form.pdf
3. https://pphs.usc.edu/education/graduate-programs/covid-19-and-the-gre/

4. https://www.ets.org/s/cv/important-update/