GRE Test Centers in Virginia

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 Virginia, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Virginia offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in Virginia

  1. Lynchburg – Timberlake Road – APCN-4723
    Virginia United States 24502
    Computer Based Test
  2. Richmond – Glen Allen – APCN-5112
    Virginia United States 23059
    Computer Based Test
  3. Richmond – Glen Allen – APCN-5115
    Virginia United States 23059
    Computer Based Test
  4. Brainseed Testing – Harrisonburg – STN20198A
    2322 Blue Stone Hills Drive, Suite 280, HARRISONBURG
    Virginia United States 22801
    Computer Based Test
  5. Roanoke – Electric Road – APCN-4718
    2727 Electric Rd., 2nd Floor, ROANOKE
    Virginia United States 24018
    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 Virginia

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 Virginia

On the test maker website, you can search for a testing location by zip code. If you are living in the state of Virginia and not sure about which postal code you belong to, you can find your zip code on COUNTRYAAH.

Virginia Overview

Virginia is located within two United States physiographic regions. The coastal plains of eastern Virginia, known as Tidewater, are part of the US Atlantic Lowlands. To the west, the relief rises, successively passing into the low Piedmont Plateau, the Blue Ridge Mountains (“Blue Ridge”), the Ridge and Valley region (“Ridges and Valleys”) and the Cumberland Plateau. All these regions are part of the Appalachian mountain system.

The eastern counties of Virginia have a warm and humid subtropical climate; in the mountains in the west of the state, the climate is more severe, continental, but with a fairly large amount of precipitation. Thunderstorms are frequent in Virginia during the summer, and heavy snowfalls and blizzards occur during the winter. The coast is occasionally hit by hurricanes and tropical storms.

The first Europeans on the territory of modern Virginia were the Spaniards, who as early as 1570 tried to establish a Catholic mission in the Chesapeake Bay area. In 1584, Walter Raleigh received a charter from the Queen of England to establish a colony in America; in the same year, an expedition sent by Raleigh explored the southeast coast of the North American continent. It was then that the lands granted to Raleigh were named “Virginia” (“Virgin”, sometimes the name “Virginia” is also used) in honor of Queen Elizabeth, who never married and was called the “Virgin Queen”.

In December 1606, an expedition organized by the “London Virginia Company”, organized for the development of America, set off from England. On April 26, 1607, the colonists went ashore at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, an event that went down in US history as the “First Landing”. After surveying the coast and choosing a site, the settlement of Jamestown was founded on May 14, 1607 – the first permanent English settlement in the modern United States of America.

In 1619, the General Assembly was established in Virginia, the first legislature in America. In the same year, the colonists acquired a group of black slaves brought from Africa, thereby marking the beginning of the use of slaves in America.

In the following decades, the colony gradually grew, armed conflicts with the Indians were replaced by periods of peaceful relations. In 1678, an uprising of settlers dissatisfied with the authorities (“Bacon’s Rebellion”) broke out in Virginia, during which Jamestown was burned. The rebellion was suppressed, but the first city founded in Virginia was abandoned and today only a museum exists in its place.

In the first half of the 18th century, Virginia developed without much upheaval, but already in the fifties, dissatisfaction with the metropolis began to grow among the residents of the colony. It was caused, first of all, by the tax policy pursued by the British government. In 1773, in Virginia, the leaders of the opposition created a committee whose task was to coordinate actions directed against the British authorities. In 1774, after the governor of the colony dissolved parliament, the colonists created their own government, independent of London, the Virginia Convention. In April 1775, an armed militia was created in Virginia, which forced the British governor to flee. On May 15, 1776, the Convention declared Virginia a free and independent state. On June 25, 1788, Virginia ratified the Constitution of the United States of America, US state.

Now in the state’s largest city, Virginia Beach, about 450,000 people live. The capital of Virginia, the city of Richmond, has about 230,000 residents. The largest metropolis in the state (as well as neighboring Maryland) has grown around the US capital – Washington, DC.