Applicants may be required to take standardized tests to be considered for admission.
You should confirm the particular admissions requirements for the PhD or MA graduate program to which you are applying. Consult this list of PhD programs or this list of MA programs.
Tests that may be required:
The ETS (Educational Testing Service) institution code for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is 2162, to be used with the GRE and TOEFL. GSAS does not use department codes.
All test scores should be reported to the GSAS Office of Admissions.
GRE scores are valid for five years from the date taken. For more information, see the GRE website.
TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date taken. For more information, see the TOEFL website.
IELTS scores are valid for two years from the date taken. For more information, see the IELTS website.
TOEFL Submission Instructions
TOEFL scores are reported to Columbia GSAS in electronic format. Our ETS institution code is: COLUMBIA U GRAD SCH ART&SCI/MORNG (2162).
Though GSAS does not use department codes for test score reporting, ETS requires designation of a department code. Therefore, please enter the default code: 99.
IELTS Submission Instructions
IELTS scores are reported to Columbia GSAS in electronic format.
Please submit IELTS scores using the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery. You must contact the IELTS test center where the test was taken to request that your official electronic test results be sent to the address below. An institution code is NOT required.
E-Delivery account name: "Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences"
New York, NY 10027
Duolingo English Test Submission Instructions
For the 2021 application, Columbia GSAS is accepting Duolingo English Test scores. The official scores must be reported electronically.
Once you receive certified test results, log in to your account. Click on the "Send Results" button next to your test results. Filter the institution list for "Graduate Schools." Select "Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences" as the institution to which you would like to send your results.
Duolingo scores are valid for two years from the date taken. For more information, see the Duolingo website.