GRE Retest Policy

Effective July 1, 2013, an examinee may take the GRE revised General Test only once every 21 days (previously the policy was 60 days) and no more than five times within any continuous 12-month period.

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About GRE

In August 2011, the GRE revised General Test replaced the GRE® General Test. The revised General Test feature the new test-taker friendly design and these sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Examinees should also know that scratch paper and pencils are provided to each tester as well as a small, temporary storage locker for personal items.

Test Time: approximately 4 hours. Picture of Drivers License

Valid ID Form Required: driver's license, or passport, or military ID must be presented at the time of testing.

How to Register

Go to GRE to create an account. You will be given the opportunity to select UNCW . as the testing site. The fee for the GRE is $185. Note: payment is due when you register for the test.

Date and Times Offered

The GRE is offered year round Monday through Friday at 8:00am and 12:30pm. Friday afternoon appointments are not available from the first week in May to the first week in August.

Cost, Refunds, Rescheduling

The current GRE fee is $185, payable when you register for the test. Please go to GRE to find the current policy regarding refunds and rescheduling. Generally, you must change or cancel your revised General Test registration no later than three full days before your appointment or your test fee will be forfeited. For example: the deadline to reschedule a Friday appointment is Monday.

If you reschedule your test date, you will be charged a fee of US$50. If you cancel your revised General Test registration no later than three full days prior to your test date you will receive a refund equivalent to half of the original test fee.


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