MIT drops GRE and PGRE

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Act2021
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MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by Act2021 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:38 am

Just saw that MIT will not accept the GRE or PGRE for applications starting this fall . . . anyone hear of any other schools doing the same

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Re: MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by qxer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:04 am

Harvard following in similar footsteps:
The Harvard Physics PhD program will not be accepting Physics or General GRE scores for the upcoming admissions cycle with application deadline December 15, 2020. Please do not submit GRE scores to us or mention them anywhere in your application. Note that this new policy may not be reflected on all Harvard University websites yet. Note also that several other graduate physics programs have made similar changes to their GRE policies, so please be sure to check in with any programs to which you will be applying. Questions about our policy should be directed to the Department of Physics at gradinfo@physics.harvard.edu.
Might be good to compile all these schools into some list…

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Re: MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by qxer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:47 am

From UChicago:
The UChicago Physics Department is not accepting General GRE or Physics GRE scores for applications for graduate admission in the 2020-2021 application cycle. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the circumstances under which testing would need to occur, either in person or remotely, and believe these to be overly burdensome for applicants. All applications will be given full consideration, without reference to GRE scores which should not be mentioned anywhere in any student’s application.

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Re: MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by geekusprimus » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:24 am

Cornell is doing the same. Princeton is making both optional. I suspect more schools will announce their decisions closer to the start of fall semester.

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Re: MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by Nishikata » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:13 am

hopefully they postpone the TOEFL to post-offer requirements too.

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Re: MIT drops GRE and PGRE

Post by Act2021 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:34 am

UPENN optional too



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