Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The GRE is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools principally in the United States, but also in other English speaking countries. Created and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the exam is primarily focused on testing abstract thinking skills in the areas of math, vocabulary, and analytical writing.

Types of GRE Tests:

  1. The GRE General Test is offered via computer year-round at the Prometric Testing Center
    • You can register online at www.gre.org or by telephone at 1-800-GRE-CALL with a credit card.
    • To pay by check or money order, print out the registration form for the General Test from the GRE website and mail it to the address provided.
  2. The GRE Subject Tests are paper-based tests.
    • Visit www.gre.org for test dates and test centers. UALR is not a center, but there are centers in Arkansas.
    • If you have a credit card, you may register online.
    • To pay by check or money order, print out the registration form for Subject Tests from the GRE website and mail it to the address provided.

GRE Provides Three Types of Score Reports:

  1. The report sent to your residence for your personal records. This report becomes unofficial as soon as it is opened.
  2. The official report sent to the graduate program you designate. If you indicate UALR, this score report will go directly to the UALR Graduate School.
  3. The official report sent to the undergraduate institution you designate. If you finished your bachelor’s degree at UALR, and you confirmed with GRE that you want your scores sent to your undergraduate institution, a copy will come to UALR Testing Services. We keep these scores on file for five years, after which they are destroyed.

Score Reports

Official copies can be ordered through “My GRE Account” on the GRE website. Colleges and universities typically require official copies from GRE, rather than photocopies from students or from other schools.

Please note that if you need a copy of your GRE scores for another college or university, you should contact GRE to request an official copy. Copies of the score reports on file at UALR will not be sent to other institutions.