Required Tests

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.

There is no place in our application for you to self-report required test scores as we only accept the official score reports sent from the test administrator.

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. For questions about the validity of GRE scores, please contact ETS. If ETS is able to send valid scores, we will accept them. The University will not accept expired, self-reported, copies of, or 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. 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, 2013 Expired
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, 2016 - Present Exactly five years from test date.

If the name entered on the test report is different than the name on the application, the test scores may not match. If the applicant has only one name, please enter it in the last name field and a period (.) in the first name field. If there is a name discrepancy, please email gsadmit@princeton.edu.

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 a department code is selected or not. It can take up to two weeks for us to receive official score reports from ETS plus an additional seven days for scores to match to the submitted application. Please monitor the 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 the application. However, faculty may have already begun their review of the application without test scores. Please be 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.
  • The subject test, if applicable, should be taken by October. This test is only offered in paper format in September, October, and April.

An application may be considered incomplete without these scores.

For more information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Service at 609-771-7670 or 866-473-4373, complete their contact form, or email them directly.

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. For questions about the validity of GMAT scores, please contact GMAT. If GMAT is able to send valid scores, we will accept them. The University will not accept expired, self-reported, or copies of test scores. The Graduate School does not have a minimum score requirement.

When registering to take the GMAT, please request that scores are sent to Princeton University. Graduate Admission will update the 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 the official score report from the administrator plus an additional seven days for scores to match to the submitted application. Please monitor the submitted application checklist to confirm scores have been received. Please see Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information, visit GMAT.