The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate School takes a holistic approach in admissions decisions. While GRE or GMAT scores may be an essential part of the application for some programs, applicants should know that test scores are only one of many factors that contribute to an applicant’s admission, denial, or offer of funding. Graduate programs take into account GPA and letters of recommendation, as well as other documents, when assessing an applicant’s academic potential and ability.
The requirement that official GRE/GMAT scores be submitted is dependent upon the graduate program to which you’re applying. To learn more about program-specific requirements and to see what your program requires for application and admission, please visit our programs page. If you have questions about the GRE/GMAT requirement, reach out to the Graduate Coordinator of the program.
For current information on testing availability, please visit the ETS GRE website.
Visit our programs page to determine if the GRE is required for the graduate program to which you are applying.
There is no "cut off" score used by graduate programs at UL Lafayette when reviewing official GRE scores. Rather, these test scores are but one credential considered in our holistic (also known as full file) review process.
For current information on testing availability, please visit the GMAT website.
Official GMAT scores are required for students applying to the MBA (Master of Business Administration), MBA Health Care Administration, and master’s in accounting programs. At the discretion of the graduate coordinator of these programs, the GRE may be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores.
There is no "cut off" score used by graduate programs at UL Lafayette when reviewing official GMAT scores. Rather, these test scores are but one credential considered in our holistic (also known as full file) review process
English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting satisfactory official English language proficiency test scores. You must take the test before submitting an application. Official scores are considered valid for two years. We accept the following official test scores:
- TOEFL iBT: A satisfactory score (79 or higher) is required.
- IELTS: A satisfactory score (6.5 or higher) is required.
- PTE Academic: A satisfactory score (53 or higher) is required.
Through the Summer 2024 admission term, the Graduate School will accept TOEFL Essentials or Duolingo English Test Scores as a temporary alternative to TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Minimum scores requirements for admission to the Graduate School are as follows:
- TOEFL Essentials: A satisfactory score (8.5 or higher) is required.
- Duolingo English Test: A satisfactory score (110 or higher) is required.
You are required to demonstrate English proficiency if you do not have a baccalaureate or graduate degree with primary instruction in English awarded from an accredited institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and/or the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). The Graduate School reserves the right to require proof of English proficiency.
Submitting Official Test Scores
You must take all required tests before your application will be marked as completed and evaluated. You are responsible for requesting that official test scores be sent directly to the Graduate School from the testing agency. Please allow 2-4 weeks from the date of your test or score request for delivery and processing of your scores. Your application status will be updated when we receive each official test score.
Institution Code (used for GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL)
6672, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Helpful Contact Information
There are many exam review and preparation services available for the GRE, GMAT, and other graduate and professional certification exams. To learn more, visit our test preparation page.
The Graduate School often offers practice GRE and GMAT testing on the UL Lafayette campus. Contact the Graduate School to learn more.