Master’s Admissions: Graduate Exams and Scores

Graduate Exams and Scores ETS institution Code:

The ETS Institutional code for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is “3087″. You do not need to add a department code.

Will you accept the GMAT in place of the GRE?

NO. We do not accept the GMAT. You must submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The GRE Subject Tests are not required.

GRE scores:

The GRE is a major component in the admission. GRE scores are valid for two years. Thus, for applicants for Fall 2015, only GRE scores taken in 2014 and 2013 are valid. We have a minimum performance which we recommend for GRE results. For those entering the master’s programs, we like to see performance in the upper 75th percentile in the quantitative and analytical portions of the exam.

It is strongly recommended that international applicants sit for the GRE at least one month before the application deadline.

TOEFL scores-International Students:

Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), are required of all international applicants.

[U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents do not have to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.] Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of English proficiency are not eligible for admission. There are no exceptions to this policy.

The TOEFL requirement is only waived if an applicant has received, or expects to receive, an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in any of the following countries prior to enrollment in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: The United States of America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

The minimum TOEFL requirements are listed below. It usually takes at least one month or longer for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to receive your TOEFL scores, therefore it is strongly recommended that international applicants sit for the TOEFL at least two months before the application deadline.

The minimum score requirement is 550 (paper-based test) or 84 (internet-based test**).

If an applicant has taken the internet-based test, the scores on the individual sections should be, at a minimum, the following:

Reading 21
Listening 18
Speaking 23
Writing 22
Total Score 84

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Policy requires that applicants meet the minimum requirements of each section on the internet – based test. The ETS Institution Code for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is 3087.

Information about taking the TOEFL can be obtained by contacting:

TOEFL TSC Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Phone: 609-951-1100
http://www.ets.org

IELTS:

In addition to the TOEFL, the IELTS is also accepted as proof of English proficiency. The minimum IELTS score is 7.0. [U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents do not have to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.] Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of English proficiency are not eligible for admission. There are no exceptions to this policy.