The Graduate School requires the following standardized tests:
- The Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE)
- GRE Subject Test scores, if required by the department or program
- The TOEFL, IELTS, or ALP Essay Exam, in fulfillment of the English Proficiency Requirement. To determine if you must fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement, see the Information for International Students page.
The ETS (GRE and TOEFL) institution code for the Graduate School is 2162. The Graduate School does not use department codes; all test scores are reported to the Office of Admissions.
GRE scores are valid for five years from the date taken. For more information on the GRE General and Subject Tests, visit the GRE website.
TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date taken. For more information on the TOEFL, see the TOEFL website.
Applicants to the Master of Arts degree program in Mathematics of Finance only may substitute the GMAT for the GRE General Test. Applicants to any other program may not substitute the GMAT in place of the GRE General Test.
There is no GMAT institution code for the Graduate School; select "Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences" and the scores will be reported to the Office of Admissions.