Test Scores

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Testing Information

Many UNH graduate programs require applicants to submit GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, 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. Applicants required to submit test scores may find additional information, available exam dates, and registration details by visiting the official website (listed in the left menu).

  • GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL: Use the UNH Graduate School CEEB code 003918 (or 3918) to have your score(s) sent directly to the Graduate School.
    • GRE and GMAT test scores are good for 5 years
    • TOEFL (and related tests) are good for 2 years
  • PRAXIS Core: Use recipient code 3922 to have the scores sent directly to the Graduate School.
    • Applicants must provide and submit all three of the core exams to be considered - Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Partial test scores will not be accepted.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Non-native English-speaking international applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency. Demonstration of a sufficient level of proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Applicants from English speaking countries are exempt at the department and Graduate Office's discretion. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirements will be considered unacceptable and grounds for inactivating the application until a qualifying score can be provided or a test score waiver is approved. Please Note: Scores are waived for Permanent Residents but are required for refugees. International applicants who graduated as an undergrad from UNH can have the English Language Proficiency requirement waived by emailing our office and requesting it be waived.

Minimum score requirements* for the currently available tests:
TOEFL Essentials  8.5
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)  6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic  59
Duolingo English Test (English Proficiency Test)  120

*NOTE: International applicants with below-minimum scores may apply as a Bridge Master’s student.

If you have scores not listed above, please contact the Graduate School at grad.school@unh.edu requesting approval to use them.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Test Information

Applicants to all Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education programs are required to take the three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) instead of the GRE. We have gathered the most common questions relating to this change and answered them below.

  • PRAXIS test scores do not expire.
  • 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.

  • 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 your program and the Praxis Core requirement, contact Teresa Lengyel at the Education Department.

  • Minimum qualifying scores in New Hampshire are available at the ETS Praxis website
  • To complete your application, you need to submit all three of the core scores (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics).

No. Because the Praxis Core is required for certification, no exceptions can be made to this rule.

  • 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.
  • We will accept an official copy of the scores if you bring it to our office in person for validation. We will make a copy of the scores for your Graduate School records. Self-reported scores, if emailed, faxed, or photocopied, will not be accepted.
  • Note that only scores taken since July 2016 will show up as eligible to be sent to us via recipient code 3922. Scores for tests taken prior to July 2016 can only be sent to our undergraduate education office. However, if you let our office know, we will contact the undergraduate education office directly for a copy.

No. The Praxis Core exam is required for certification. No exceptions can be made to this rule.

The State of New Hampshire requires that 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.

July 12, 2016.

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, a previous graduate degree in related area, work experience, or special circumstances where test scores may not reflect your actual comprehension. If you would like to request a test score waiver of the GMAT, GRE or any English Proficiency Test, please complete the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL Test Score Waiver form and submit it via email directly to the Graduate School at grad.school@unh.edu.

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.