The Graduate School requires applicants to take the GRE exam. Since GRE scores can qualify students for financial assistance, it is also in students’ interests to take the exam. However, Cultural Foundations faculty have successfully petitioned the Graduate School to waive this requirement in the past when a case can be made that GRE scores would not be a fair indicator of an applicant’s abilities due to cultural or disability factors.
Individual faculty weigh GRE scores differently. In the past, some students with relatively low GRE scores have done exceptionally well in their graduate studies.