Register for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test

Paper-delivered GRE® General Test administrations are offered up to three times a year in areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available. You can register for a paper-delivered administration online or by mail.

Important: The name you use when you create your ETS Account will also be the name used when you register for a GRE® test. Therefore, it must exactly match (excluding accents) the name on the identification (ID) documents  that you will present on the day of your GRE test. If it does not, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your test scores may be canceled after you take the test. For example, a last name of Fernandez de Córdova would be entered as Fernandez de Cordova.

Online Registration

  • You need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
  • American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or Visa® credit/debit cards are accepted. Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal Information and voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs. Please see Disability Accommodations.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

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Mail Registration

  • American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa credit/debit cards are accepted. Money orders, certified checks or voucher numbers are also accepted.
  • If you are testing in Nigeria, only Visa and voucher numbers are accepted.
  • Download and complete the Registration Form for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test and mail it with payment to the address printed on the form. The form must be received at ETS by the registration deadline. Allow four weeks for processing. Registration forms cannot be faxed.

ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

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After Your Registration Has Been Processed

  • You will receive a confirmation email from ETS that confirms your test choice, test date, test center and score recipients. To correct personal data, or to add, delete or change score recipients, contact GRE Services by the Friday before your registered test date.
  • You may be asked to provide a biometric voice sample and photo. If you refuse to participate, you may not be permitted to test and you will forfeit your test fees.

Retaking a Paper-delivered Test

You can take the paper-delivered GRE General Test as often as it is offered.

ETS Use of Personal Information

By providing personal information to us and registering for a GRE test, you expressly consent (or confirm your consent) to allow ETS to use such personal information in accordance with ETS’s Privacy and Security Policy and the Test Taker Privacy and Information Security Policy.

Data Retention

ETS will at all times protect your personal information with operational, administrative, technical and physical security safeguards. Unless your photograph or other biometric samples taken on the day of the test during the check-in or registration process are being used in connection with a test security investigation, ETS shall retain them for a maximum of three years unless local regulations limit retention.

ETS will keep your information as required to meet the following requirements:

  • Protect against fraud, theft and misrepresentation by unauthorized test takers
  • Purpose of identity verification
  • Maintain integrity of the testing process

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