Graduate Program - GRE / TOEFL Requirements

GRE General Score Requirements:

The GRE general exam is required of all applicants. GRE test scores expire five years after the test date, and expired scores are not accepted. Our program uses application deadline to determine GRE expiration. For example, a GRE taken more than five years prior to December 15 of the current year would not be valid for a PhD or any international applicant seeking fall admission.

The average GRE scores (percent scoring below) of international applicants recently admitted to graduate study in the department are: Verbal Reasoning 61%, Quantitative Reasoning 90%, and Analytical Writing 48%. The average GRE scores of recently admitted US applicants are: Verbal Reasoning 82%, Quantitative Reasoning 80%, and Analytical Writing 68%. All three sections of the GRE are considered when evaluating applicants.

The department offers masters applicants the possibility of exemption from the GRE requirement if they have five cumulative years of full-time employment within the United States as an IT professional. To request consideration, applicants must check the box for this purpose in the CSC Supplemental Information section of the online application, upload a resume showing the dates of employment, and include recommendations from their supervisor or a manager at the organization.

The institution code 5496 is the only code needed to report scores to NC State University. If ETS gives you an option to report a test to NCSU undergraduate admissions, select the NCSU Graduate School instead.

TOEFL or IELTS Score Requirements:

English proficiency is a requirement for successful graduate studies at N.C. State. The Graduate School standards for demonstration of proficiency, which are necessary in order to be admitted to graduate study, may be found at https://grad.ncsu.edu/students/rules-and-regulations/catalog/application-and-admissions/english-proficiency/ . The department requirements for English proficiency are higher. The average TOEFL score of recently-admitted international applicants is 106. Students from countries not well represented in the department are however encouraged to apply, even with TOEFL scores significantly below this level.

The department offers masters applicants who are not U.S. citizens the possibility of exemption from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement if they have three continuous years of full-time employment within the United States as an IT professional. To request consideration, applicants must check the box for this purpose in the CSC Supplemental Information section of the online application, upload a resume showing the dates of employment, and include recommendations from their supervisor or a manager at the organization.

TOEFL and IELTS scores expire two years after the test date, and expired scores are not accepted. Our program uses admission term to determine TOEFL or IELTS expiration. For example, a test taken more than two years prior to June 15 of the desired entry year would not be valid for any applicant required to provide proof of English proficiency for fall admission.

The institution code 5496 is the only code needed to report scores to NC State University. If ETS gives you an option to report a test to NCSU undergraduate admissions, select the NCSU Graduate School instead.

 

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