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Test Scores

Testing Information

Many of the UNH Graduate programs require applicants to submit GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, LSAT, or other examination scores. For a list of programs and all test score requirements visit our Programs of Study page. International students are required to submit TOEFL scores. Test score waiver requests (see below) are approved by the admitting department and the Graduate School. Applicants required to submit test scores may find additional information, available exam dates, and registration details by visiting the official website (listed on the left menu).

  • GRE, GMAT, TOEFL use our college CEEB code 003918 (or just 3918) to have the scores sent directly to the UNH Graduate School
  • PRAXIS Core test takers use recipient code 3922 to have the scores sent directly to the UNH Graduate School

Praxis Core Test Information

Starting in late July of 2016 applicants applying to all Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education programs are now required to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams (includes Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) instead of the GRE. We have gathered the most common questions relating to this change and answered them below.

  • How long are the Praxis Core scores good for (i.e. I took the Praxis Core 6 years ago, will you still accept them)?
    • Scores are posted online on the score reporting release dates, approximately four weeks after the test date and are available for one year once posted. If you have not downloaded your score report by the time the window ends, you will be charged a service fee of $50 to obtain an additional copy of your scores. There is also a service fee of $50 to send score reports to an additional score recipient. Please consult The Praxis® Information Bulletin (PDF) for score report release dates for each test.
    • UNH will not accept Praxis Core test scores over 5 years old.
  • I have questions about the Praxis Core test scores in regards to my program/application at UNH, who do I contact?
    • If you just want to know if your Praxis Core test scores have been received by UNH you can check your status online or contact the UNH Graduate School Admissions Office.
    • If you have specific questions about the program you applied to and the Praxis Core requirement then contact  Elizabeth Arcieri at the Education Department.
  • I have questions about the Praxis Core exam itself (where to take, how to take, scores, etc.), who do I contact?
  • What is the minimum Praxis Core score accepted?
  • Can I request a waiver of the Praxis Core?
    • No. Because the Praxis Core is required for certification no exceptions will be made to this rule.
  • Where and how do I have my scores sent?
    • Your scores should be sent to the UNH Graduate School Admissions Office. You can indicate this when you sign up for the test. Our recipient code is 3922.
    • If you bring an official copy of the scores to our office in person to validate we can make a copy and accept those. Self-reported scores, if emailed, faxed, or photocopied,will not be accepted.
  • I have taken, or plan on taking, the GRE tests – can I use the GRE in place of the Praxis Core?
    • No. Because the Praxis Core is required for certification no exceptions will be made to this rule.
  • Why do you require the Praxis Core instead of the GRE?
    • The State of New Hampshire requires all candidates seeking initial certification take and pass the Praxis Core exams. To reduce the testing burden on students, the Education Department and Graduate School decided to replace the GRE with the Praxis Core as the testing requirement for admissions..
  • When did the Praxis Core test score become a requirement for applicants?
    • July 12, 2016.

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Paper Based): 550
  • TOEFL (Computer Based): 213
  • TOEFL (Internet Based): 80
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • TOEFL IPT* (Institution Administered): On case-by-case basis
  • TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication): On case-by-case basis

*The ITP (if administered at the University of New Hampshire) and TOEIC may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; please contact the Graduate School directly for more information.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The University also offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program through the ESL Institute each summer as well as during the academic year. The institute is designed for students who wish to develop their English language skills and learn more about American culture and/or prepare for study at an American university.

Test Score Waivers

Some departments allow waivers of their test score requirements. In those cases applicants may request a waiver of test scores based on previous course work, previous graduate degree in related area, work experience, or special circumstances. If you would like to request a test score waiver of either the GRE or TOEFL, please complete the GRE/TOEFL Test Score Waiver form and submit it via email directly to the Graduate School at grad.docs@unh.edu. Applicants who who wish to request a waiver of the GMAT must complete the Paul College GMAT Waiver Request form and submit the form as instructed in the document.

Once a request is received, the Graduate School will forward it to the appropriate department. All waiver requests require the approval of both the department and the Graduate School. When a decision is reached regarding the waiver request, the applicant's admissions record and checklist will be updated and can be viewed online by the applicant when checking their application status.