GRE Exam

***Covid-19 Update***

Due to COVID-19, ETS requires that all test takers wear protective face-masks at all times during their exam. Failure to do so may result in having your testing appointment canceled.

Summary of Exam

The GRE is a placement exam required for entrance into graduate programs. The exam is six sections long. The exam will be broken into two halves of three sections separated by a ten-minute break.

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ID Requirements

For those testing within their Country of Citizenship, you must provide a government-issued driver’s license or passport with name, photo, and signature.

Test takers testing outside of their country of citizenship must present a valid passport with their name, photograph, and signature as their primary ID document. A driver’s license presented alongside a permanent resident’s card may also be accepted. Test takers testing outside of their country of citizenship who bring only a driver’s license will not be allowed to test.

Limited-term driver’s licenses will not be accepted as a valid form of ID.

For more specifics on ID requirements, as well as a list of other acceptable forms of ID, please visit


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I park?

Parking information including instructions on how to pay for parking can be found [here].

  • What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring proper identification (see above) and a good attitude! A small snack or water is also encouraged. We will have everything else you will need to take the test.

  • How long is the exam?

The exam is 4.5 hours long.

  • Are breaks allowed during the test?

You will have a one minute scheduled break between each section and a scheduled 10-minute break at the halfway point of the exam. All breaks are optional. Unscheduled breaks may be taken at any time, however, testing time will not be stopped during any unscheduled breaks.

  • Where will I store my personal belongings during the test?

You will be provided a secure locker for your personal belongings before testing begins.