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GRE Scores

The Graduate School requires GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores of all applicants, with the exception of applicants to the following programs:

Business Administration: In lieu of the GRE, applicants to the Ph.D. in Business Administration may provide GMAT scores [institution code Q13-LX-66].

Global Health: Applicants to the M.S. in Global Health may provide MCAT scores in lieu of the GRE general test.

Graduate Liberal Studies (MALS): Applicants to the MALS program are exempt from the GRE requirement.

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA): Applicants to the MFA Program in Experimental and Documentary Arts are exempt from the GRE requirement.

The scores must not be more than five years old from July 1 of the application year. For example, if your application is submitted between August 2013 and January 2014, your GRE score report must be dated July 1, 2008 or later. An official copy must be sent to the Graduate School directly from Educational Testing Service. Use institution code 5156; a department code is not needed. If ETS requires you to enter a department code, select any one of the department codes listed on their site. Regardless of the department code entered, the scores will come to the Graduate School, as long as you use institution code 5156. (Official GMAT scores must come directly from Pearson VUE; the Office of Admissions can access the official MCAT scores using the score verification code entered by the applicant in the MCAT score section of the online application.) Expired scores and personal copies are not acceptable, nor are "attested" or notarized copies. Some departments require a GRE subject test score as well. To determine if your department of interest requires a GRE subject test score, click the appropriate department listing in the Departments and Programs section of the Graduate School website.

You may be aware that the scoring scale of the GRE changed in 2011. It is not necessary for you to retake the test on the new scale unless your current scores are more than five years old.

The Graduate School receives GRE scores electronically from Educational Testing Service. Because we match scores by an applicant's name, it is important that you explicitly call our attention to any discrepancies that might occur between your name as reported on your application forms and as recorded on your GRE scores.

Be sure to take the GRE in time for official scores to reach the Graduate School by the application deadline.

Note to International Applicants: We realize that the GRE scores of international students, particularly those whose first language is not English, may be affected by language and cultural differences. This is taken into consideration when such students' applications are evaluated. The scores are nevertheless required and must come directly from Educational Testing Service.

For further information on the GRE and registration forms, you may also visit the GRE Website or contact:

Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000 USA
Telephone: (800) 537-3160 (U.S.) or (609) 771-7670 (outside the U.S.)