The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Revised General Test is a computer adaptive test. The GRE is composed of analytical writing, verbal and quantitative sections.

Test Day
Candidates are to report to the test center 30 minutes prior to their testing appointment. The Prometric Testing Center at Georgia State University is located in the Counseling and Testing Center at 75 Piedmont Ave, N.E., Suite 200A, Atlanta, GA 30303. A campus map can assist in locating the Counseling and Testing Center.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to consult the GRE website for policies and procedures related to attendance, cancellation, rescheduling and required identification. A valid government issued ID with a picture, such as a driver’s license or passport, is necessary to test. No electronic devices, food or drinks are allowed in the test room. The testing center staff will provide scratch paper and pencils.

Test Preparation
Candidates may download a free copy of GRE POWERPREP software at GRE Test Preparation. Numerous study guides are also available for purchase at the University Bookstore and local bookstores.

Analytical Writing
Two writing tasks (must be typed):
Present your perspective on an issue: 45 minutes
Analyze an argument: 30 minutes
Measures ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships between words and concepts.

30 questions, 30 minutes

Measures basic math skills and understanding of elementary math concepts, as well as the ability to reason quantitatively and solve problems in a quantitative setting.

28 questions, 45 minutes
Calculator use not permitted

An optional 10-minute rest break is offered midway through the test following the essays.

Unofficial scores appear on the screen following the test. Official score reports are mailed within 10-15 days to test takers and up to four institutions if designated on the test day.
Current fees can be found on the ETS website.
Scheduling and Registration
The GRE is available year round at authorized test centers. For a list of current test centers, consult the GRE website.

Appointments for testing can be made by registering online.