For U.S. Citizens/Permanent residents: GRE scores are not required. The Subject GREs are also not required. However, both scores can be useful when comparing applications.
For International students: General GRE scores are required. However, Subject GREs are not required. Subject GRE scores can be useful when comparing applications.
As long as you have earned a degree from a U.S. school, you will not have to submit a TOEFL score. However, if you are admitted and awarded a Teaching Assistantship position, you will have to pass the PhonePass Set 10 exam when you arrive at UConn in order to gain certification for teaching. The University requires all international students to obtain a score of at least a 213 (CBT) or 550 (paper based exam) or 80 (iBT) on the TOEFL exam in order to be considered for all graduate programs at UConn. In exchange of the TOEFL exam, the University will accept a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS. Only the scores from the Academic Module, not the General Training Module, are applicable.
Note on Teaching Assistant positions: The ITA Program at the University of Connecticut will assess the oral English proficiency of all TA candidates whose native language is not English, regardless of visa status or citizenship (see ITAP for details).
Certification of English proficiency may be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements:
If you do not meet any of the minimum requirements above, you could still be admitted with financial aid, but will be required to enroll in a recommended UCAELI English course before you will be allowed to take a Microteaching test.
In all cases, your submitted test results must be no more than two years old.
Yes, emailed letters are accepted if they come directly from the author and from a professional e-mail address (hotmail, yahoo, gmail type addresses are not acceptable).
Alternatively, you may ask your recommenders to send the letters directly to you in sealed envelopes, not to UConn*.
*Ask the recommenders to sign across the seal.
*Do not open the envelopes or break the seals.
*Mail the letters to the Chemistry Department in the same package as your official transcripts and degree certificates.