Purpose: Scores from the GRE General Test or alternate test, MAT, are required for admission to many areas of Henderson State University's Graduate School. The General Test measures skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The General Test yields separate scores for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical abilities related to success at the graduate level of education.

The computer-based General Test is administered Tuesday through Saturday mornings in the Prometric Testing Center located in the Caplinger Airway Science Academic Center.

Description: The computer-based GRE is an adaptive test which means that the next question the examinee gets is based on the answer to the present question. As a result, examinees are not able to go back to change answers.

The paper-based Subject Test measures achievement in particular fields of study. Each Subject Test assumes either an undergraduate major or extensive background in the specific field. Although not required by Henderson State University, the Subject Tests are also given. Subject Tests are available in the following 14 areas:

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Computer Science
Literature in English
Mathematics (Rescaled)

Total testing time for each Subject Test is 2 hours 50 minutes except for the Music Test, which has a total testing time of 3 hours.

On the Test Date: Report to your assigned test center by 8:30 a.m. for the Subject Tests. You will not be admitted if you are late.

What to Bring:  

  • Admission ticket
  • Acceptable Photo Identification: Current Official Photo ID, Recently Published Photo, or Notarized statement with Photo
  • Three or four sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with erasers.


  • For More Information:  
  • The 2010-2011 Registration Bulletins are available on the Web Site: GRE Web Site (Online Registration Available)
  • CBT Registration: 1-800-GRE-CALL (available in Arkadelphia, Ft. Smith, Jonesboro, and Little Rock)
  • Registration: 1-609-771-7670
  • FAX: 1-609-520-1092
  • Test Takers with Disabilities: 1-609-771-7780
  • Score Reports: 1-888-GRE-SCORE

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