What is the GRE?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a required standardized test for admission into various graduate schools in the United States.
The GRE is separated into two types of tests--GRE General and GRE Subject, which take about three hours to complete for each test.
GRE General Test
The GRE General test consists of the analytical writing section, verbal section, and quantitative section. The General test measures skills acquired over a long period of time and is not specific to a particular field of study.
The analytical writing section assesses your critical reasoning and analytical writing skills. The verbal section assesses your analysis of written material and problem solving. The quantitative section assesses your knowledge of basic mathematics.
GRE Subject Test
The GRE Subject Test offers specific content tests in 8 subjects:
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
- Computer Science
- Literature in English
The GRE Subject tests assesses the knowledge of examinees in specific fields of study listed above, and is a good indicator of their success in graduate level work.
How to Register
If you are interested in taking the paper-based version of the GRE General or Subject test, you must fill out the registration form inside the GRE Information and Registration Bulletin and mail it TOGETHER with your payment to
Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6004
Princeton, NJ 08541-6004
NOTE: Registration forms cannot be faxed. It takes about 4 weeks to process forms.
The GRE Information and Registration Bulletins can be picked up at the
Career Center, Building I, at NMC Saipan anytime from Monday to Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Ana B. Santos at the Career Center at 234-5498 Ext 1350 for more information.
Online registration is only available for the GRE Subject tests. Please consult the official GRE website to register online for the GRE Subject tests.
For the 2006-2007 testing year, it costs $140 to take the GRE General test
and $150 to take the GRE Subject test. Preferred forms of payment include:
credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express), money order or certified
check payable to ETS-GRE.
NO CASH PLEASE!
Like the GMAT, the GRE General test is also offered only ONCE a year in Saipan. However, the GRE Subject test may be offered more than once a year.
What to Bring to the Test Center
- Your Admission Ticket
- Valid Photo ID
- Two #2 or HB pencils
Important Test Center Information
- Test Center Name: Northern Marianas College
- Test Center Number: 10873
Tests are administered in Building A or D. Signs are posted on the day of the test.
The computer-based version of the test is only available for the GRE General test. Please contact Marie Nelson of the Prometric Testing Center (#5503) in Hagatna, Guam at (671) 475-5000 or consult the Prometric website if you are unable to take the paper-based general test.
For detailed information, visit the official GRE website.