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UPDATES: 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.

As of April 2nd 2020, ETS has made an online version of the GRE test available to business school candidates worldwide, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. However, online GRE test-takers must have computer equipment and an environment that meets the requirements for the test.

Some candidates may not have the capability to take the GRE test from home, or may simply prefer to take the test in a test center. 

Here, we update you on the latest news on GRE test center closures:


GRE Test Center Closures


Latest available updates from ETS.


Americas


Countrywide postponements:

Dominican Republic: Through May 16

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


Europe, Middle East & Africa


Countrywide postponements in EMEA:

Belgium: Through May 2

France: Through May 2

Hungary: Through May 2

Iran: Through May 20

Ireland: Through May 16

Italy: Through May 2

Morocco: Through May 16

Romania: Through May 2

Spain: Through May 2

Tunisia: Through May 2

United Kingdom: Through May 16

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:

India: Through May 2

Mainland China: Through May 31

Japan: Through May 23

Singapore: Through May 30

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.


GMAT vs GRE?


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.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the GMAT, has also launched the GMAT Online Exam to help candidates apply to business school this year.


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