Submitting an Application: Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Schedule a time to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exam if you haven't taken it in the past five years. Purdue University's code for reporting your GRE score is 1631.

You may request a waiver for the GRE if you can establish that the test is not a relevant assessment of your capacity to succeed in the program (e.g., working successfully as a professional engineer or faculty member for more than 10 years). A recent resume or CV is required to assess the appropriateness of a waiver. However, an applicant who falls into one or more of the following categories is expected to take the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing test sections of the GRE:

  • The applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from a nonaccredited institution.
  • The applicant is to be considered for certain fellowship programs. Applicants will be informed of this requirement when they apply for the fellowship.
  • The applicant thinks that previous academic records do not adequately reflect his or her ability.