Prospective aspirants from around the world who want to pursue a master’s in science, specialized master’s in business, MBA, JD or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. GRE scores for MS and other programmes are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. They provide schools with a common measure for comparison.
During the pre covid era it was mandatory for almost every university to accept GRE for MS courses across the USA. However, after the pandemic, many students have faced the inability to give exams such as GRE and GMAT. Considering this, many universities have started giving GRE- waivers for the fall 2022 and Spring 2022 sessions.
Some of the universities which are relaxing this requirement for graduate school admissions for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2022 terms are :
1. Standford University
One of the most prestigious universities in the USA, Standford University home to Yahoo!, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge corporations that were started by and continue to be led by Stanford alumni and staff. However, due to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, GSE will not require the GRE for admission for the 2022-2023 academic year. Although, some GSE programs will provide the opportunity to submit optional GRE scores.
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For the 2022 graduate admission process, given the potential difficulty in access to testing due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will not require GRE tests for applications for graduate admission for 2022. We will thus not use GRE scores as a basis for evaluating candidates for admission in the 2022 application process.
3. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has chosen to waive off the GRE so as to encourage applicants to apply, regardless of whether they have been able to take the test. However, they do recommend that you submit GRE scores, if possible. Hence, you may see the applicants with a decent GRE score gain an edge at this university over the applicants who do not submit a score. Yet, it is possible to apply to North Carolina – Chapel Hill without a GRE score.
4. University of Virginia
Candidates can send the GRE scores at their discretion to the University of Virginia.They have kept the score submission optional. Applicants without the GRE scores will not be in a disadvantaged position but those who have a good score should send it to show their academic preparedness for the program
5. Michigan State University
The general GRE test is highly recommended but not required. The median GRE scores for recently admitted graduate students are 164 quantitative, 153 verbal, and 3.0 analytical writing. Note that different faculty weigh GRE scores differently, and we do not use GRE scores to eliminate any applicants from consideration.
6. University of Utah
The GMAT/GRE are optional for admissions. Applicants who have taken an exam may submit their official scores to strengthen an application.
However, Official scores can take up to four weeks to reach the university.
Submission codes for your test scores are as follows:
GMAT Code: K0R-S3-78
GRE/TOEFL Code: 4853
7. New york University
Some GRE requirements have changed for 2022. Additional changes may occur at the discretion of the School.
8. California Institute of Technology
GRE tests (general and advanced subject) are not required and in most options scores will not be considered for admission. However, applicants are expected to read, write and speak English and comprehend the spoken language.
This list mentions some of the most famous universities which have either given GRE scores as an optional requirement or the universities which have completely waived off the requirement for GRE tests. Additionally, there are many more universities apart from this list that does not ask for GRE scores. You can visit Foreign Admits for further guidance on this subject.