Graduate Record Examinations, or GRE, is one of the international standardized tests used to assess applicants for admission. However, this additional need was crossed off the list in light of the pandemic in late 2020.
Although the requirement is still optional at many universities in 2023, the primary focus now is towards academic achievements than aptitude test scores. Universities abroad evaluate students based on criteria like GPA, SOP, LOR, essays, work experience, and other additional achievements for admission into different programs.
In this blog, we will look at the universities that have waived off GRE as a requirement and what other documents you will need to submit as alternatives.
List of Universities Waiving off GRE in 2023
The GRE waiver policy varies depending on the course and university you choose. Many colleges abroad offer GRE waivers only for selected courses, while others have an optional window where you can choose whether or not to submit your GRE results.
The list of universities that provide GRE waiver is as follows:
|University||Details of the Waiver|
|New York University||GRE waived off for: Mathematical Sciences, Management of Technology, etc.|
|Stony Brook University||Waived for 2023|
|University of California||GRE waived off for: Management Information System, Bioengineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, etc.|
|University of Texas at Austin||Waived for 2023|
|Northeastern University||GRE waived off for: Analytics, Applied Machine Intelligence, etc.|
|University of Texas at Dallas||GRE waived off for: M.Sc. in Statistics, etc.|
|Rice University||Waived for 2023|
|New York Institute of Technology||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|Florida State University||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|California State University, Long Beach||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|Texas A & M University||GRE waived off for: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, etc.|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|University of South Florida||GRE waived off for: Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity Intelligence and Information Security, etc.|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||GRE waived off for: Data Science, Applied Statistics, etc.|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||GRE waived off for: Data Analytics and Management, Computer and Information Security, IT Management and Entrepreneurship|
|University of Arizona||Waived for 2023|
|Syracuse University||Undergrad Degrees|
|Penn State College of Engineering||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|University of Wisconsin- Stout||Waived for 2023|
|University of Louisville||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|Bentley University||Depends on the course you are applying to as well as your experience working|
|University of Huddersfield||Waived for 2023|
|University of Michigan Ann Arbour||GRE waived off for: Computer Science and Engineering, Robotics, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|University of California, Berkeley||Depends on the course you are applying to|
|University of Utah||GRE waived off for: Business Analytics, Biology, Mining Engineering, etc,|
|University of South Mississippi||Waived for 2023|
|SUNY Buffalo||Waived for 2023|
|Indiana University, Bloomington||GRE waived off for: Data Science, Secure Computing, Computer Science, Information Science, Bioinformatics etc.|
How to Acquire the GRE Waiver?
As aforementioned, the GRE waiver depends on the university and the course you are applying to. Several universities have completely waived off the requirement for the GRE scores and some others have a partial waiver. But getting a waiver doesn’t mean an easy admission. You will still be required to present documents ensuring universities that you are a good pick.
- You will need to maintain excellent scores on your prior academic records, high GPA, will help universities evaluate your academic brilliance.
- Documents like your Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendations, Curriculum vitae will help universities identify what kind of student you are.
- With your essays the universities can evaluate your aptitude.
- Providing extracurricular achievements and relevant work experience to display your skills.
GRE waiver has come as a relief for many students who wanted to apply to foreign universities but were unable to appear for the GRE because of the pandemic. However, one must demonstrate professional work experience (if any) and the proof of their skills through some other medium that otherwise would have been reflected in the GRE. For further guidance and assistance in your study abroad journey, get in touch with one of the best overseas educational consultants.