GRE & GRE Subjects


Administration of the April 4th GRE Subjects examination has been cancelled. Please continue to monitor communication from ETS for further information.

ETS Contact Information:

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Phone: 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada)
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Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA
Taking the GRE Subjects Tests at CSUDH
GRE Date Registration Deadline
April 4, 2020 GRE Subjects Exam has been cancelled.
On the Day of the Test
Reporting TimeReporting Location
8:30 AMLeo F. Cain Library East Walkway

The Library East Walkway is located in the center of campus between the Leo F. Cain Library and Natural Sciences and Mathematics Building,(NSM).


Parking on campus is $9 for the day. Parking passes are required at all time.

The following information is from


The GRE revised General Test--the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide--can bring students one step closer to achieving their career goals.  The GRE revised General Test, introduced in August 2011, features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types.  It more closely reflects the kind of thinking students would do in graduate or business school and demonstrates student readiness for graduate-level work.

Components of the GRE

  • Verbal Reasoning Measures the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.
  • Analytical Writing Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Who Takes the GRE?

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world take the GRE revised General Test.  Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.

GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records, recommendations letters, and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

When and Where Do People Take the GRE?

The GRE revised General Test is available at approximately 700 test centers in more than 160 countries.  In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Who Accepts the GRE?

The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools.  Contact prospective schools/programs for more information.

How and Where to Register

Register online at

Is On-Campus Test Preparation Available?

For information on GRE test prep, please contact Extended Education.

How Does CSUDH Receive GRE Scores?

CSUDH receives GRE scores by Electronic File Transfer (EFT).

GRE Subjects

What are the GRE Subject Tests?

The GRE Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure the knowledge of a particular field of study.

Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these seven disciplines:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Who Takes the Subject Tests?

Prospective graduate school applicants take the Subject Tests.  Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE Subject Tests provide a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.

Where Do People Take the Subject Tests?

The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide, three times a year in:

  • September
  • October
  • April

CSUDH offers this exam through the Testing Office.

How and Where to Register

Register online at

Additional Exam Information and Preparation Materials