Graduate School applicants are required to submit valid test scores to be considered for admission. International applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements and may be required to submit TOEFL/IELTS test scores.
Test scores should be sent no later than three weeks before the deadline to ensure receipt of the official score report by the deadline.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Applicants are required to submit valid General Test scores from Educational Testing Service (ETS). GRE scores are valid for five years. If you have questions about the validity of your GRE scores, please contact ETS. If ETS is able to send your valid scores, we will accept them. The University will not accept expired or self-reported test scores, or copies of test reports. We do not accept partial test scores. A student who chooses to respond to only one section of the test per sitting is testing under different circumstances than those who took all three sections of the test on one test date. Refer to the Fields of Study for specific department requirements to determine if a subject test is required. Although the Graduate School does not have a minimum score requirement, each department may set its own.
|If you took your GRE:||It will expire on:|
|Before July 1, 2011||Expired|
|*July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011||July 31, 2016|
|August 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012||June 30, 2017|
|July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013||June 30, 2018|
|July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014||June 30, 2019|
|July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015||June 30, 2020|
|July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016||June 30, 2021|
|July 1, 2012 - Present||Exactly five years from test date.|
The institution code for Princeton is 2672 and no department code is required. Graduate Admission will receive all score reports with this code regardless of whether you select a department code or not. It can take up to two weeks for us to receive your official score report from ETS plus an additional seven days for your scores to match to your submitted application. You will be able to monitor your submitted application checklist to confirm scores have been received. Please see Frequently Asked Questions.
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. You are advised to have all scores sent by the deadline for fullest consideration.
- The computer-delivered GRE* General Test is offered year-round.
- The paper based test (PBT) is only offered in February, October and November. Plan accordingly.
- If you will be taking a subject test, it must be taken by October. This test is only offered in paper format in September, October and April, plan accordingly.
An application is considered incomplete without these scores.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
Applicants applying to the Department of Finance may submit valid GMAT scores in place of GRE scores. GMAT scores are valid for five years. If you have questions about the validity of your GMAT scores, please contact GMAT. If GMAT is able to send your valid scores, we will accept them. The University will not accept expired or self-reported test scores, or copies of test takers reports. Although the Graduate School does not have a minimum score requirement, the department may have set its own.
When registering to take the GMAT, you must request that your scores be sent to Princeton University. Graduate Admission will update your submitted application checklist when the scores are received.
- GMAT is offered on a monthly basis.
It can take up to two weeks for us to receive your official score report from the administrator plus an additional seven days for your scores to match to your submitted application. You will be able to monitor your submitted application checklist to confirm scores have been received. Please see Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information, visit GMAT.