Frequently Asked Questions

Prerequisite Test Scores

How do I know if you received my GRE scores:

If you have submitted your application, you will see the test dates on the submitted application checklist if the scores have matched. You will not see the test scores.

Where do I enter the GRE scores on my application?

You do not.  We only accept official GRE score reports sent from ETS.

I see the test dates but not the test scores on my checklist, have you received my scores?

Yes.  You will not see test scores on your checklist.  If you see a date, it means the scores have been received.

I see a test date on my checklist, but it is not the date I took the GRE. What should I do?

Send an email to gsadmit@princeton.edu. Include your name as it appears on your application, name as it appears on the GRE report if different, the test date, your date of birth, and the email you used for the exam.

When is the last date I can take the GRE?

You should take the GRE no later than three weeks before the application deadline.

Will you waive the GRE?

No.

Do you accept GRE scores received after the deadline?

Test scores received after the deadline will still be matched to your application; however, faculty may have already begun their review of your application without your test scores. There is no guarantee that test scores received after the deadline will be seen by the committee. You are advised to have all scores sent by the deadline for fullest consideration.

I have a master’s; do I still need to take the GRE?

Yes.

I had my GRE scores sent and submitted my application but still do not see the test dates on my application checklist. What should I do?

If it has been more than three weeks since you took your GRE or had your GRE scores sent AND more than seven business days since you submitted your application, you can email gsadmit@princeton.edu. Include your name as it appears on your application, name as it appears on the GRE report if different, the test date, your date of birth, and the email address you used for the exam.

I have been out of school for many years; do I still need to take the GRE?

Yes.

Do you accept more than one GRE score?

Yes. We will consider the highest score from each section, but the department has the ability to see all scores and components.

Can I submit GMAT instead of GRE?

The Department of Finance will accept GMAT.  No other department accepts GMAT.

How are multiple GRE scores considered?

We consider the highest score from each section, but the department has the ability to see all scores and components.

Can I submit LSAT or MCAT scores instead of GRE scores?

No.

Do I need a GRE subject exam?

Check the requirements of the department to which you wish to apply. Please see: http://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study/atozlist and click on the “Applying” link.

The GRE subject test that I need will not be offered again until next April; can I take it then?

Check with the department to which you wish to apply. Please see: http://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study/atozlist, click on the department link, and click on the link to the department website link.

What is the minimum GRE score requirement?

The Graduate School does not have minimum GRE score requirement.

What is the average GRE score?

The Graduate School does not have average GRE scores, however, the department you wish to apply to may, and you can check with them directly.  Please see: http://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study/atozlist, click on the department link, and click on the link to the department website link.

When are GRE scores due?

GRE scores should be received by the department deadline.

Should I wait to submit my application until after I take the GRE?

No, you can submit your application as soon as it is ready. If we have your application on file when the scores are received, we will match the scores to your application within seven business days.