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An official score on the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE) is required unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which you are applying. Applicants for the McCombs School of Business MBA program or the doctoral degree programs in the McCombs School must submit either a satisfactory GRE or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score. Read more about taking entrance exams. Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. Only test scores mailed directly from the testing agency are considered official.

If you are applying to a dual degree program that includes the MBA program, you must submit the GRE for admission consideration by the non business departmental committee and either the GRE or the GMAT for admissions consideration by the MBA committee. If you are applying for a dual degree program with the School of Law you must submit a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as well as a GRE or GMAT score. Only official reports from the testing agency are acceptable.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for the University of Texas at Austin is 6882.
Test scores sent to this code are made available to all graduate departments.
The GMAT code is 396-44-45.

For International Applicants

International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants should consult the graduate adviser for the program of interest to learn which test the program requires.

There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. Test takers should provide the following address to have their official score sent to UT Austin:

Graduate and International Admissions Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7608
Austin, Texas 78713-7608

A score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79 (internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR an overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is considered the minimum acceptable for admission to The University of Texas at Austin.

NOTE for Internet-based TOEFL takers: Minimum score requirements on the individual sections of the TOEFL IBT examination may vary depending upon your major and other considerations such as employment as a teaching assistant.

TOEFL or IELTS Waiver Information

If you hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will receive a waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS. We will not waive the requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS if you earned only a master's degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country.

The Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program and the Foreign Language Education program (M.A. and PhD) do not waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement for non-native English speaking applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or other English-only speaking country.

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score:

American Samoa
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada (except Quebec)
Dominica
Grenada
Grand Cayman
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Liberia
New Zealand
Trinidad/Tobago
United Kingdom
U.S. Pacific Trust

Information concerning TOEFL schedules and test centers may be obtained from U.S. consulates or binational cultural centers in many countries or from the TOEFL web site.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is administered in more than 120 countries and is available off-site in additional countries. Information about IELTS test dates, locations, and procedures is published online.

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