Many graduate programs in the U.S. require the Graduate Record Examination (“GRE”). The publisher, Educational Testing Services (“ETS”), has an informative website providing information, test registration and test preparation materials.
Test registration costs $185.
The GRE was revised in August 2011. It is a computer-based test with sections measuring Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. The test is offered throughout the year at test centers around the world. The closest test center to the Bates campus is Prometric Testing Center, 20 Atlantic Place (corner Foden Road and Darling Avenue), South Portland, ME (207-775-5812).
Paper-based tests in subject areas are also offered. The tests assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in the area. Subject tests are administered three times a year in October, November and April. Test registration costs $150.
Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs may request accommodation which must be approved prior to testing.