UMF now administers GRE for graduate school admission

Feb 21, 2020

Farmington — Beginning in March, the University of Maine at Farmington Testing Services will be able to administer the Graduate Record Examinations to students interested in attending graduate school. UMF is one of only three testing sites in the state able to offer the GRE. The others are Bangor and Portland.

A standardized test, the GRE is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States and Canada. Interested individuals will be able to register for the computer-based exam on the Educational Testing Services website at and select one of the two UMF labs, A or B, on the ETS website.

“A graduate degree helps students gain the specialized knowledge and necessary professional skills that will help them advance in their chosen field of study,” said Janice Crandall, UMF Testing Operations manager. “We are so excited to be able to offer this new service to our students and individuals in central Maine who will no longer have to travel long distances for testing services.”

The UMF Testing Services facility is located at 252 Main St., Farmington, on the third floor of Franklin Hall on the UMaine Farmington campus. It has supervised stations for up to 12 individuals at a time.

In addition to the GRE, the UMF Testing Services also offers over 350 exams ranging from the Praxis to professional licensure exams, including:

  • Accuplacer – Assessment test for college readiness
  • ASE – Automotive certification
  • CLEP – College Level Exam Program
  • Comira – Testing for Certifications and Licensures
  • Kryterion – Testing for Certifications and Licensures
  • MAT – Miller Analogy Test
  • Para Pro – General aptitude test for paraprofessional certification
  • Praxis – Part of the certification process for the teaching profession
  • PSI – Certifications and Licensures
  • Scantron – Certifications and Licensures
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • Proctoring for distance learning students

For more information, call 778-7666 or email Janice Crandall at


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