Standardized Test Requirements
GRE requirements vary by program. Please check application requirements for your proposed program for details on which tests are required.
Sending scores to the University of Rochester: All official test scores should be reported directly to the University of Rochester. Please be sure to use the exact same spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.
The GRE institutional code for the University of Rochester is 2928. You can request Educational Testing Service to send your scores directly to the University.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
All international students whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English language proficiency through the submission of official test scores from one of the following exams. Scores more than two years old from the application deadline are not valid.
- TOEFL or TOEFL iBT Home Edition
To send in IELTS scores please use the following address:
University of Rochester
Graduate Studies – AS&E
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd
P.O. Box 270401
Rochester NY 14627
TOEFL scores can be submitted using the code 2928 (A department code is not necessary).
Duolingo score can be sent directly to the University of Rochester at no cost.
The English proficiency test requirement is waived for citizens of the following countries whose native language is English:
- Commonwealth Caribbean Nations
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- Virgin Islands
The requirement may also be waived if a student has completed at least three years of full time and in-person postsecondary study in one of the countries listed above or the United States. We reserve the right to require further demonstration of English proficiency, even if you have received your degree from one of the above-mentioned countries.
If you would like to be granted a waiver for these exams, please email email@example.com.