If you’re about to finish your undergraduate degree and are looking forward to entering graduate school, you’ll probably need to take the GRE.
There are two types of GRE you might take: the revised General Test or a Subject Test. The revised General Test will measure your skills in verbal and quantitative (math) reasoning, writing, and critical thinking. It’s similar to the ACT or SAT.
A Subject Test measures your ability in a particular area, such as biology or chemistry. Check with your university to determine which test you need to take.
Revised General Test Dates
GRE revised General Tests can be taken once every 21 days up to 5 times per year, and they are offered all year long.
If you take the test online, test centers offer the exam continuously, so check a test center closest to you for availability. However, the seats fill up fast, so don’t wait until the last minute.
If you take the paper test, you’ll have to take it on one of the following days: October 8th, 2016, November 5th, 2016, or February 4th, 2017.
For those with religious convictions, you may take the test the following Monday. Registration for Saturday testing must be complete at least a month prior to the exam, but Monday test-takers need to register even earlier.
GRE Subject Test Dates
The GRE Subject Tests are taken all over the world, but it is only offered three times a year. All GRE Subject Tests, no matter where, take place on Saturdays, but if you have a religious conviction that prevents you from taking the test on a Saturday, you can take it the following Monday. The registration deadlines change for Monday GRE exams or if you live outside of the United States or Puerto Rico, so read ahead to find out more.
September 17th, 2016 is when the next GRE Subject Tests will be held. For Saturday tests, you must register by August 14th. You have until August 21st to register late, but you’ll be charged a $25 late fee.
For Monday test takers, you must register by July 29th, 2016. This is the same deadline for those who live more than 125 miles (201 kilometers) away from a test center and need a supplementary testing center. There is no late registration for these tests.
October 29th, 2016 is the next test date. Registration deadlines are on September 23rd, or September 30th if you pay the late fee.
Monday or supplementary center test takers must register by September 9th.
April 8th, 2017 is the last test date in the 2016-2017 season. You need to register by March 3rd, or March 10th with a late fee.
Monday and supplementary center tests have a registration deadline on February 17th.