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Examination Requirements

Graduate applicants are required to submit GRE scores for most departments and full consideration of the admission application can take place only after all required documents have been received.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

Most departments require GRE scores. Applicants are advised to take the GRE in the fall prior to the fall term for which admission is sought. Self-reported scores are required for most application submissions. Some programs require additional tests or other alternatives. Check your department to determine which tests are required.

When ordering your GRE score reports, use UCSD's institution code 4836. The department codes are not necessary. GRE score reports are typically received electronically within 5-7 business days from the order date.

More information about the GRE may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website. 

Other test information

Information on the CBEST may be obtained at their website or by calling (916) 928-4001.

Information on the CSET may be obtained at their website or by calling (916) 928-4003.

Information on the GMAT may be obtained at their website.

 

International applicants click here for requirements.