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Test Center ID Verification

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GRE Test Takers will be required to provide ID (Identity) Information when registering for the GRE General Test. The Test takers are responsible to bring valid ID documents for GRE Test Center Id Verification at the test center.

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GRE Test Center ID Verification - Computer Delivered Test

  • Valid and acceptable identification. [Click Here] to know more about valid identification.

  • Authorization voucher, if applicable.

  • Confirmation email, which includes the location of the test center and the time of the testing appointment.

GRE Test Center ID Verification - Paper Delivered Test

  • Valid and acceptable identification
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  • The confirmation email - After the registration has been processed, one will receive a confirmation email from ETS that confirms his/her test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.

  • Three or four sharpened No. 2 or HB pencils and a good eraser - Pencils and erasers will not be supplied at the test center. Mechanical pencils and pens are not permitted.

GRE Test Center ID Verification - ID Verification Process
ID verification at the test center may include:

  • Biometric voice and photo identification

  • Fingerprinting/thumbprinting

  • Videotaping

  • Signature comparison

If test taker refuse to participate, he/she will not be permitted to test and will be forfeit for the test fees. This is in addition to the requirement that one must present acceptable and valid identification.
GRE Test Center ID Verification - Bringing Valid Identification

  • Test takers are responsible for ensuring that the name they used to register exactly matches (excluding accents) the name on the ID document(s) he/she will present at the test center. For example, the last name of Baker de Reddy would be entered as BakerdeReddy.

  • If the test administrator questions the ID they present, he/she may be required to provide supplemental ID. If positive confirmation cannot be made, one may not be permitted to test or his/her test score may be withheld.

  • Test takers are encouraged to bring at least two forms of acceptable ID each time they report to a test center. Prior admission to a test center based on a given ID document does not assure that that document will be considered acceptable. Test centers are not required to hold their seat if test taker leave the center to obtain acceptable identification.

  • Admission to the test center does not assure that the ID he/she provided is valid or that their scores will be reported. All reported cases of questionable ID are subject to review and approval by the ETS Office of Testing Integrity either during or after the test administration. ETS reserves the right to withhold and/or cancel scores in the event that the ID requirements set forth herein are not met.

  • Test takers may be required to show their ID and/or to sign a test center log at various points throughout the test administration.

  • The test fees will not be refunded if the test-taker is not permitted to test or if the scores are withheld or canceled because of invalid or unacceptable ID.