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GRE Test Information

NOTE: There are two types of GRE tests: General and Subject. Only the Subject tests are offered at Calvin College. Subject tests are given in seven disciplines - biology, biochemistry and cell & molecular biology, chemistry, literature in English, mathematics, physics and psychology.

All registration is handled through ETS (Educational Testing Service). Information can be found at www.ets.org/gre. Please note that there is no advance registration handled at Calvin College.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Subject Test Administrations for 2016-2017


Registrations must reach ETS in Princeton, NJ, by the receipt dates given in the table below. All subject tests are administered in the paper-and-pencil format.

TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE ONLINE SCORE REPORT DATE*
September 16, 2016 August 19, 2016 October 17, 2016
October 29, 2016 September 23, 2016 November 28, 2016
April 08, 2017 March 03, 2017 May 05, 2017

*approximate mailing date

Further information, including registration information for special registration circumstances, can be found at the GRE website www.ets.org/gre/subject/about.

Test Day Details for Calvin College Test Site


Reporting time for the subject tests is 8:30 AM.

Registrants should report to 1st floor of North Hall (campus map) prior to 8:30 a.m. for instructions. The Standby Registration Roster is available by 7:45am and standys are admitted in the order in which they have signed the roster. Standby seating depends on the availability of extra tests.

Driving, Parking & Testing Location


Downloadable maps and driving directions to Calvin College and North Hall are available at:

Road signs on campus will give directions to the North Hall/DeVries Hall/Science Building complex. You may enter via North Hall or DeVries Hall. GRE Test signs at the entrances and in the building will direct you to the North Hall location used for registation and testing. Parking is available in Lots 4 and 5 to the west of the building.

Contact Us


If you need further information about the administration of the Subject GRE tests at Calvin College, contact the GRE administrator, Lori Keen, at keel@calvin.edu or (616) 526-6080. If you need further information about the tests, registration, score reporting, the computerized general test, etc., please visit the GRE website.

About the GRE General Test


The GRE General Test is offered only in computerized format. The test is available year-round at testing centers worldwide, including Prometric located at 3910 Burton SE in Grand Rapids. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Call early to get your preferred test date; schedule well in advance if you need to take the test during the high demand testing period of November through January. For further information or to register for the general test visit the GRE General Test website.

Please note: The General Test is not offered at Calvin College.

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