GRE Test Centers in South Carolina

By | March 19, 2019

GRE Testing Locations

Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in South Carolina, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in South Carolina offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in South Carolina

  1. University of South Carolina – STN15437A
    1600 Hampton St, Suite 406, See test center websiter for parking and driv, Columbia
    South Carolina United States 29201
    Computer Based Test
  2. Columbia – Executive Center Drive – APCN-0049
    South Carolina United States 29210
    Computer Based Test
  3. Florence – C Hoffmeyer Road – APCN-5170
    South Carolina United States 29501
    Computer Based Test
  4. Limestone College – STN14627A
    1115 College Dr., Curtis Administration Bldg, Room 128, Gaffney
    South Carolina United States 29340
    Computer Based Test
  5. Charleston – Mall Drive – APCN-5102
    2420 Mall Drive, Suite 209, CHARLESTON
    South Carolina United States 29406
    Computer Based Test
  6. Greenville – Villa Road – APCN-2114
    37 Villa Road, Suite 309, Greenville
    South Carolina United States 29615
    Computer Based Test

GRE Test Dates

There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests.  For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test,  testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:

Test Dates for Paper Based Deadlines for Registration Scores Available
November 09, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 20, 2019
February 1, 2020 December 27, 2019 March 13, 2020

GRE Subject Tests in South Carolina

The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:

  • April
  • September
  • October

GRE Test Dates in South Carolina

South Carolina History

The first Europeans came from Spain in 1521 to what is now South Carolina, which in 1629 became part of the British colony of Carolina. The first permanent settlement was Charleston, founded in 1670 (in its present location since 1680). After the colonists’ rebellion against the owners of the Carolina colony (1719), the British Crown took control of the southern area in 1721; In 1729 the crown colony was divided into North Carolina and South Carolina, from which a part was spun off as the Georgia colony in 1732. South Carolina, which had been particularly committed to independence from 1780, ratified the United States’ constitution on May 23, 1788 as the eighth founding state. In the first half of the 19th century, a social and political contrast developed in South Carolina between the east with large plantations (esp. Cotton; extensive slavery) and the west with predominantly small land ownership. Since the 1820s, South Carolina became a driving force in the movement against the increasing power of federal authority (J.Calhoun; States’ Rights); the attempt to nullify the Federal Customs Act failed in 1832/1833. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first southern state to leave the union; the bombardment of Fort Sumter off the port of Charleston (April 12, 1861) opened the civil war. During the Reconstruction period, South Carolina, which had been admitted to the Union as a state again in 1868, was hit particularly hard by the rule of radical Republicans from the north and remained occupied by Union troops until April 1877. The conservative politics of the white population, which retained their predominant role, shaped South Carolina in the period that followed.

South Carolina State Symbols

  • Tree – palm-shaped sabal (palmetto, Sabal palmetto)
  • Flower (cultivated) – Gelsemium evergreen (Gelsemium sempervirens)
  • Flower (wild) – goldenrod highest (Solidago altissima)
  • Grass – sorghum drooping (“Indian grass”, Sorghastrum nutans)
  • The animal is a white-tailed (virginsky) deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
  • Marine mammal – large (bottle-nosed) dolphin (bottle dolphin, Tursiops truncatus) and northern right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
  • Dog breed – Boykin Spaniel
  • Bird – Carolina bushwren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and Carolina duck (Aix sponsa)
  • Fish – striped bayfish (Morone saxatilis)
  • Reptile – big-headed sea turtle (loggerhead, Caretta caretta)
  • Amphibian – yellow-spotted ambystoma (Ambystoma maculatum)
  • Insect – Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)
  • Butterfly – sailboat glaucus (Papilio glaucus)
  • Spider – Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis)
  • Food product (fruit) – peach
  • Food item (snack) – boiled peanuts
  • Drink – milk and tea
  • Precious (ornamental) stone – amethyst
  • Rock – blue granite
  • Fossil (extinct animal) – Colombian mammoth
  • Color – indigo
  • Dance – square dance and caroline step
  • Musical style – spirituals and beach music (Caroline beach pop)
  • Song – “Carolina” (Carolina, music and lyrics by Ann Burgess, lyrics by Henry Timrod) and “South Carolina on My Mind ” (music and lyrics by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge)