How much does it cost to take the gre?

The GRE is administered by ETS and administered at Prometric testing centers. That said, there are a lot of other fees and moving parts involved in taking the GRE, so let's dive into the costs of the gre test so you know what to expect. If you are considering taking the GRE, remember that the cost of the GRE includes more than just the exam fee and can be highly personalized. These are considered GRE special handling requests accepted by ETS, but have an additional cost as presented in the table above.

However, if you applied to take a GRE subject test in mainland China, you will only receive 50% of the total cost if you cancel the exam 10 days before the test date. In addition to the costs of just taking the GRE, preparation costs can be incredibly expensive; some tutors and classes cost several thousand dollars. Please refer to the following infographic to understand the additional costs you may incur when tackling the GRE. Once you have determined how much you are willing to spend on the GRE and have an idea of the cost of GRE, you can schedule your test.

If you cancel your test 4 days before your test date, ETS will partially reimburse you 50% of the total cost of the registration fee. There are other costs associated with taking the GRE, such as preparation cost, rescheduling fee, additional score reporting fee, grade review fee, and grade reinstatement fee. Please note that all of these fees are optional and it is entirely possible to take the GRE without needing to pay any of these additional costs. As for the cost of taking the GRE at home, all fees are exactly the same as for taking the GRE general test at a test center.

If you want to cancel your planned exam without rescheduling it to a future date, there are no additional costs, but you will only be reimbursed half of the original GRE exam cost. These costs should be taken into account when calculating the total cost of GRE for general and subject tests.

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