Admission to graduate programs and applications for fellowships often requires testing of prior learning. The most commonly used of these examinations is the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE.


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a computer-based test designed to measure quantitative, analytical, and language abilities. Your specific graduate program website will indicate their GRE requirements.

To qualify for fellowships, many graduate programs require that you take the GRE by the October or December before your fall admission. Subject tests are offered on specific dates, but dates fill up quickly, so plan ahead. ETS, the administrator of the GRE, offers detailed information on its website.

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Professional schools or programs at IUPUI may require other, more specialized tests, such as the GMAT for business or the LSAT for law. Check the website of your program of interest for more information.

Testing for International Students

International students may be required to take additional tests for admission.


International students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and score above 79 on the iBT version of the test in order to qualify for graduate study at IUPUI. The Office for International Affairs offers further information on TOEFL requirements on its website.


An alternative testing system for English language skills is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). International applicants to graduate programs at IUPUI who use this credential must score at least a 6.5 in order to qualify for admission.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Unless you hold a degree from an English-speaking institution or scored above 100 on the iBT version of the TOEFL, you’ll need to take the EAP examination upon arrival at IUPUI. If any language courses are required on the basis of the examination, these must be started during the first term at IUPUI and finished within the first year.

The Department of English lists information such as test dates, testing locations, registration instructions, and more.