If you've set your mind on a career path that involves graduate school, before you embark on a degree program you will more than likely have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Hundreds of thousands of students take the GRE each year, and each test taker is given a unique registration number. You will need this number if you want to order additional score reports, cancel or reschedule your exam or if you call Educational Testing Services with questions about your test.

Check your score report. Your registration number is located on your score report and is usually a seven-digit number. Do not confuse it with your confirmation number, which was probably sent to you by email when you signed up for the exam. Your score report will come within 15 days of completing the computer-based exam or six weeks after taking the paper exam.

Contact ETS. You will not be able to find information online. You have to contact the office by phone from 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. EST at 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373. You will have to provide your name, address, date of birth, test date, Social Security number and telephone number. Your registration number will not be given to any friends or family members.

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Contact academic agencies. Many schools or fellowship agencies require your GRE registration number to verify your scores. If you had a score report sent to a particular school directly from ETS, contact that department and ask if they can provide you with the registration number. Perhaps you included the registration number on an application for a fellowship. If you have an electronic copy of the application, scan your computer files using keywords for your application to see if the GRE registration number appears.

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Collene Lawhorn-Sanchez is a writer and medical researcher who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has written for various online sources, medical journals and pharmaceutical companies. She has a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Philosophy in neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.