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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate School uses a portfolio approach in all admissions decisions. While GRE or GMAT scores are an essential part of the UL Lafayette application, applicants should know that test scores are only one of many factors that contribute to an applicant’s admission, denial, or receipt 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.

See the expected test scores for admission to the UL Lafayette Graduate School. 


You must take the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing portions of the General Test of the GRE if you are a degree-seeking graduate applicant.

A satisfactory score on the GRE for admission to the UL Lafayette Graduate School is a combined verbal and quantitative score of 287, with a verbal score of 145 or higher.

The GRE is required for all master’s and doctoral degree programs, with the exception of the following:

  • MBA
  • MS Accounting
  • MS French
  • PhD Francophone Studies
  • Post-MSN DNP


Satisfactory GMAT official 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.

A satisfactory score on the GMAT for admission to the UL lafayette Graduate School is a total score of 450.

English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting satisfactory official scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) tests. You must take the test before submitting an application.

A satisfactory score for admission to the UL Lafayette Graduate School is a TOEFL total score of 79 or an IELTS combined score of 6.5.

You are required to demonstrate English proficiency if you do not have a baccalaurate 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 applying to the Graduate School. You are responsible for requesting that official test scores be sent directly to the Graduate School. 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

Visit the official GRE website
Visit the official GMAT website
Visit the official TOEFL website
Visit the official IELTS website

Test Preparation

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.