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LIVE: Coronavirus GRE Test Center Closures

We bring you the latest live updates from ETS on GRE test center closures and testing suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus (or Covid-19) is impacting countries, business schools, and students around the world. In response, the Educational Testing Service (ETS), owner and administrator of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test, is closing GRE test centers and suspending GRE testing in affected locations.

ETS says this decision has been taken out of concern for the health and safety of students and staff, and made in collaboration with governments, test centers, or other partners on the ground.

In some countries, GRE test centers are either closed nationwide. For countries reporting some local test center closures, the locations listed below have at least one test center closed. This may affect your ability to test at your preferred location, although other test center options are currently open.

The GRE is an alternative to the GMAT admission test. While the GMAT is more specific to business schools, the GRE can be used to get into a variety of graduate programs. 

GMAT testing has also been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re taking the GMAT exam, check out our Live Updates On GMAT Testing.

Here, we update you on the latest news on the GRE:


GRE Test Center Closures


Updated March 30, 2020

These live updates are taken direct from ETS. See the latest updates.


Americas


Countrywide postponements in the Americas:

Until March 31

Argentina

Guatemala

Puerto Rico

Until April 4

Bolivia

Chile

Colombia

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Panama

Venezuela

All other countries are reporting at least one test center closed in response to local public health concerns


Europe, Middle East & Africa


Countrywide postponements in EMEA:

Until March 31

Morocco

Until April 4

Albania

Armenia

Belgium

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Italy

Norway

Poland

Spain

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

South Africa

Switzerland

Tunisia

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

All other countries are reporting at least one test center closed in response to local public health concerns.


Asia Pacific


Countries currently reporting postponements countrywide:

Until March 31:

Nepal

Until April 11:

New Zealand

Until April 30:

Mainland China

All other countries are reporting at least one test center closed in response to local public health concerns.


What if your GRE test is cancelled?


ETS says that these country updates are provided for general guidance about test availability. If you have a GRE General Test appointment and your test is postponed, you will be notified by email and your test will be rescheduled. 

Check your account and your email regularly to confirm your testing status. If you want to register for a test, you can check test center and date availability in the GRE test registration system.

To help test takers during this time, ETS is also waiving all rescheduling fees.


Can you do the GRE test online?


Before March 2020 you could not. But now, you can!

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Educational Testing Service (ETS), owner and administrator of the GRE, has announced an at-home testing solution for students in locations affected by coronavirus.

The online GRE test is currently available only for candidates based in the United States, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Find out more about the online GRE test.


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