Temporary Emergency COVID GRE Waiver

Due to current admission examination testing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering graduate degree programs are waiving the GRE requirement for applicants seeking Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C/ 2021, or Fall 2021 admission. This temporary emergency waiver applies only to admission for those four semesters.

Temporary Emergency COVID English Test Policy Adjustment

In light of possible continued testing difficulties here and abroad amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has made temporary emergency English test, IELTS and TOEFL, policy adjustments for applicants seeking to start degree programs Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C 2021, or Fall 2021.  If both tests are unavailable potential alternatives include:

  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China scores (click for details: TOEFL ITP China)
  • Pearson PTE Academic scores (click for details: PTE Academic)
  • Duolingo scores (click for details: Duolingo)
  • Documented departmental interviews (in person or via Skype/Zoom)
  • Documentation of extensive experience with living and working in an English-language environment
  • Any combination of these alternatives