A far as my research can find, ETS has waived rescheduling fees for taking the GRE and has canceled all test dates for all tests through September 2020. They also have an at home option for the general test. However, I am unable to find any information regarding what the future of the subject tests will be. I need to take the mathematics subject test pretty soon to make certain application deadlines, and cannot find information anywhere I have looked regarding when it will be available again.

My questions are these. When will we be able to register for the subject tests again? If this is unknown, is anything known regarding the future of the test?

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    Only they can answer. Very possibly they don't know themselves at this point. You can hope that things will be normal later in the year, but no one can guarantee it.
    – Buffy
    Apr 29, 2020 at 19:08
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    And, given that tests are delayed, one would suppose the inability to take the tests would be taken into account by the institutions you are applying to. They are all dealing with any number of exceptions to long standing rules and traditions...
    – Jon Custer
    Apr 29, 2020 at 22:15
  • You both make good points. I will try to find out more about what my institutions will be doing.
    – The Ledge
    Apr 30, 2020 at 20:08
  • This is opinion-based until ETS announces it. Sep 10, 2020 at 3:11
  • @AnonymousPhysicist I'm sorry, but I don't think you can call this question opinion-based. The question specifically includes an alternate question for the case that ETS has not announced anything, and the answer to that alternate question is objectively either yes (in which case I hope details are provided) or no. Opinions are not elicited, and opinion has nothing to do with the question statement. How can I get the question re-opened so that people can continue to post relevant information?
    – The Ledge
    Sep 19, 2020 at 2:08

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ETS has now clarified their policy -- no subject tests until April 2021 at the earliest. As stated in the comments (and at the link), test takers should contact their prospective grad schools for instructions about how to proceed given this.

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