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What is the GRE?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) is required for applicants to many graduate-level programs in the United States and at international universities. The GRE is made up of the General Test, composed of verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections, and of Subject Tests on specific academic fields. Some universities require only the General Test while others will request applicants to take Subject Tests related to their planned area of study. The GRE bulletin has additional information on these tests.

Information on the exam content and registration procedures is also available at .

Where can I take the GRE General Test?

The GRE General Test is currently administered at the Prometric Test Centers at AMIDEAST/Beirut. The GRE is also administered in other countries, either by computer or in a paper-based format.

How do I register to take the GRE?

You may register for the GRE by telephone, fax, or postal mail with the Regional Registration Center in the Netherlands. For a small additional fee, you may register in person at AMIDEAST/Lebanon.

How do I prepare for the GRE?

It is important for you to be familiar with the kinds of questions asked on the GRE. There are several ways to prepare.

  • Visit the GRE Website
  • Purchase GRE preparation materials from AMIDEAST
  • Take a test preparation class at AMIDEAST

What do I do on the day of the test?

Arrive at AMIDEAST or other assigned test center 30 minutes before the start test time. Check-in procedures take time. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the test, and you will forfeit your test fees. Bring photobearing identification, as described in the GRE registration bulletin. Bring your test confirmation information.

What about my scores?

Unofficial scores appear on the computer screen following the test. Your official scores will be mailed from the United States about two weeks after the test. Please allow time for them to arrive by international mail.

Questions about any missing score reports should be directed to Educational Testing Service, the nonprofit organization that scores GRE and issues score reports. An e-mail sent to the ETS customer service usually will receive a response in 5 to 7 days.