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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
    • GRE and GMAT test scores are good for 5 years
    • TOEFL (and related tests) are good for 2 years
  • PRAXIS Core test takers use recipient code 3922 to have the scores sent directly to the UNH 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.
  • LSAT scores can be sent from your law school and counted as official as long as the copy of the scores comes directly from law school providing them.
    • LSAT test scores are good for 5 years.
    • If you previously attended UNH Law (if Fall 2014 or later) and are now applying to a UNH graduate program that accepts LSAT scores please contact our office as we most likely have the scores on file already.

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.
    • The PRAXIS test scores do not expire.
  • 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? Do I need all three of the core exams?
    • For New Hampshire minimum qualifying scores visit the ETS Praxis Website: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nh/requirements
    • To complete your application you need to submit all three of the core scores for reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • 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.
    • Note that any scores taken prior to July of 2016 will be sent to the undergrad education department because the graduate requirement was not enabled until July 2016. So only scores taken since that date will show up as eligibel to be sent to recipient code 3922. If your scores are prior to July 2016 you should email our office directly and let us know - that way we can contact the undergrad education office to get a copy.
  • 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.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit proof of English language proficiency. 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 inactivating the application until a qualifying TOEFL score can be provided. Please Note: TOEFL scores are waived for Permanent Residents but are required for refugees.

Minimum score requirements* are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Computer Based): 213
  • TOEFL (Internet Based): 80
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • TOEFL ITP** (Institution Administered): On case-by-case basis
  • TOEIC** (Test of English for International Communication): On case-by-case basis
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59

Please Note: TOEFL scores are waived for Permanent Residents but are required for refugees.

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

**The ITP and TOEIC may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The ITP is the standard English assessment test (paper based) used to assess incoming students and the test must be taken at UNH to qualify. See the ESL Institute website for more details on taking the ITP. If you wish to use ITP or TOEIC scores as proof of your English language proficiency then you need to email the Graduate School at grad.school@unh.edu requesting approval to use them.

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. MBA applicants 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.