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Graduate Record Exam (GRE)


Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required* as part of the application to the Graduate School. Some departments also require, or strongly recommend, a GRE Subject Test of the GRE score. Please contact your program of interest to confirm.

  • You may self-report your GRE scores on your application. If you are admitted, official scores must be submitted before registration.
  • The Vanderbilt Institution Code is 1871. A department code is not necessary.
  • Visit for information concerning the GRE and how to send your scores to Vanderbilt.
  • Each program sets its own test score requirements. Inquiries about test score requirements should be directed to your program of interest.


*GRE scores are NOT REQUIRED for applications to the following programs:


§ - these programs are waiving GRE requirements for the 2021 application cycle only


List of GRE-exempt programs updated 7/14/2020.