Required Tests



The majority of programs at the University of Kentucky require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission. These scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Institution Code for UK Graduate School is R1837 and the UK code for GMAT is 1837. For information regarding programs that do not require the GRE or GMAT please visit the Application Process page. Please report your official test scores before the five-year expiration date. Each Graduate Program may have specific requirements, so please contact the Director of Graduate Studies if you have other questions. 



All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit directly from the testing service either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Some programs may require a higher TOEFL score. International students who receive college degrees from US universities and universities in other designated English-speaking countries may be exempted from taking the TOEFL test. Please submit your official test scores before the two-year expiration date. For the most up-to-date information, please visit these websites, TOEFL and IELTS. For more information please visit the Application Process page.