The GRE General Test is a computer-adaptive test. The GRE is composed of analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative sections.
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 4 institutions if designated on the test day.
$160.00, payable at the time of registration.
Scheduling and Registration
The GRE is available year-round at authorized test centers. For a list of current test centers, consult the GRE website (www.gre.org). There are three Prometric Test Centers offering the GRE test in the metro-Atlanta area:
Georgia State University New Location: Counseling and Testing Center, 75 Piedmont Ave., Suite 200A, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-413-1737
Dunwoody: 5909 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. , Suite 120 , 770-394-2330
Marietta: 2337 Windy Hill Rd (@Cobb Pkwy), 770-980-1117
Appointments for testing can be made by registering online through the GRE website listed above, or by calling the National Registration Center at 1-800-GRECALL. Testing at Georgia State University is available at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Examinees 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,Suite 200A, 75 Piedmont Ave. , Atlanta, GA. 30303. Go to www.gsu.edu and click on "map" icon for a copy of a campus map.
Examinees are strongly encouraged to consult the GRE website for policies and procedures related to attendance, cancellation, rescheduling, and required identification. A non-expired government issued id (such as driver's license or passport) is necessary to test. No electronic devices, nor food or drinks, are allowed in the test room. The testing center staff will provide scratch paper and pencils.
Examinees may download a free copy of GRE POWERPREP software at https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare. Numerous study guides are also available for purchase at campus and local bookstores.