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Not offered on-campus

Graduate Record Exam & Subject Tests (GRE)

General Reasoning– Offered at an ETS-authorized test center or at-home testing
Subject Test– Offered Online only starting September 2023

GRE General Reasoning

The GRE- General Reasoning tests are used for graduate admission.  The GRE is a computer-based testing (CBT).  Georgia Southern does not currently administer this test, but we do have information available.

To register for the exam and to find out more information visit their website. The testing center closest to Georgia Southern University is the Prometric Test Center in Savannah, GA. Test Center Code: 3007. Phone: (912)-354-2660.

The second option is to test at home which offers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Testing Dates

The exam is administered by appointment Monday through Friday with some sites offering it on Saturday year-round at the ETS-authorized test center. Or, 7 days a week when choosing the option to test at home.

The GRE is composed of analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative sections. The exam is three hours and 45 minutes.


Analytical Writing

  • Two writing tasks:
  • Analyze an issue- 30 minutes
  • Analyze an argument – 30 minutes

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 between words and concepts. Verbal Reasoning measure contains three types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence
  • Two Sections, 20 questions per section, 30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning

Measures basic math skills and understanding of elementary math concepts, as well as the ability to reason quantitatively and to model and solve problems in a quantitative setting.

  • Two sections, 20 questions per section, 35 minutes per section

Two additional sections both of which are unscored.

An optional 10-minute rest break is offered following the third section.

GRE Subject Test

Click here to learn more about the GRE Subject Tests.  Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an extensive background in one of eight disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology).

The exam is offered three times a year for two weeks in September, October, and April. Click here to learn more about the GRE Subject Test Dates tests are given at

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Testing Services- Statesboro
Cone Hall Room 2004 | PO Box 8132
2254 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
912.478.5415 (phone)
Office of Testing Services - Savannah (Armstrong Campus)
Student Success Complex Bldg, Room 1025
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
912.344.2582 (phone)

Last updated: 8/11/2023