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ETS Unveils GRE at Home – Test Temporarily Available Online

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Test Offered Online In Wake of COVID-19 Test Center Closings

As of March 23rd, the GRE exam will be available to take from the comfort of your home.  In light of public health concerns, ETS has made the exam available online in some markets. Those markets are as follows:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Macau (China)

There are other requirements as well, including specific hardware and environment thresholds (so you’ll want to check your computer system against ETS’s requirements, and make sure that you have an appropriate room in which to take the test).

Here are the steps outlined by ETS for getting started:

ETS has also specified that each test administration will be monitored by a human proctor, presumably to ensure that test takers are following the rules.

For more information and online registration, head over to the GRE web site.

For those of you wondering about the GMAT exam and its availability, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has issued a statement indicating that they have waived rescheduling fees in light of the outbreak (as many testing centers for the GMAT are closed as well), and promising a possible online option for the test by mid-April.

Stay tuned for further news on the testing front, as this is an evolving situation.

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