Minimum GRE & TOEFL for graduate school admissions 2

college acceptance

The Minimum requirements of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) & TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for graduate school admissions change marginally from year to year depending on the rankings they acquire over the period.  Every school decides its own requirements. There are Colleges in US that accept students with very low or even no GRE Score to only GRE score above 1400. This means to say that scores are not the only deciding factor for admissions to Universities to accept students.

If you want to apply for direct entry to a degree at any university in the USA or Canada, and your native language is not English, you must provide proof of your proficiency. TOEFL scores is the most common language requirement for American universities. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam scores are the most common language requirement for Canadian universities. But most universities will accept either test as proof of your English language ability.

In today’s post, we have detailed on the requirements of universities in general and the list of universities that can be considered based on the GRE score.

If you are planning to apply for Universities in US, these are the foremost points you have to understand:

  • US Education system is different from that followed in India and some other countries.
  • Application process to Universities is not the same as college admission process in other countries.
  • There are so many Universities and every school is unique is in its admission process.

Master’s degree entry requirements


  • Completion of the international equivalent of an American 4-year bachelor’s degree program from an accredited university.
  • If you have a 3-year bachelor’s degree or diploma, you must first complete a qualifying Pre-Master’s program.
  • English language ability – To test the language proficiency, Universities have a minimum TOEFL Score requirement of 213(CBT) OR 80(IBT) for admissions. If the minimum TOEFL Score is not achieved, one may get a conditional admission.
  • Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Specific requirements for individual courses depending on the college.

Highly recommended

 Choosing a college or university based on GRE score

About Study US

Study US helps students find the Schools and Universities for the Masters / Graduate programs and phd. A comprehensive guide for US and International students in helping them find the best fit college. Use the social media news of grad schools to keep up to date

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 thoughts on “Minimum GRE & TOEFL for graduate school admissions