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What standardized tests are required?
  • The GRE or GMAT exam is not an application requirement for any Fletcher degree program, though applicants who wish to submit score reports as part of their application are welcome to do so.
  • International Students -
    If your native language is not English and you have not earned a university degree (undergraduate degree, or graduate degree lasting two or more years) in which English was the language of instruction, you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) (with sub-scores of 25 on each section) or 7 on the IELTS (with sub-scores of 7 on each section) is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at The Fletcher School.

Note for dual degree applicants: In lieu of the GRE/GMAT, MA/MD applicants may submit MCAT scores, and BA/MALD applicants may submit SAT scores, though doing so is optional.

What is the minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL? IELTS?

Non-native English speakers will succeed in Fletcher's rigorous curriculum only if they have sufficient English language ability. The scores listed below are generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Fletcher. Occasionally we will admit a student with a score just below the listed minimum but require that the student complete additional language training before enrolling. Minimum acceptable scores are as follows:

  • TOEFL: 100 (with sub-scores of 25 on each section)
  • IELTS: 7.0 (with sub-scores of 7 on each section)
May I submit the LSAT?

No. Fletcher does not accept the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as a testing credential.

Are there any advantages to submitting a GRE or GMAT score?

As is the case with other supplemental materials (such as additional recommendations or records of extra coursework), if you feel you can strengthen your candidacy with a GRE or GMAT score report you are welcome to submit one, though it is not required.

Will my application be disadvantaged if I choose not to submit GRE or GMAT scores?

No. If you feel a GRE or GMAT score report will bolster your candidacy you may submit it as an additional application material, but there is no requirement to do so.

I submitted GRE or GMAT score reports, but have decided that I don’t want them considered as part of my application. What should I do?

You will be able to indicate in the application for admission whether or not you would like previously submitted scores to be considered. If you submit GRE or GMAT score reports after submitting your application for admission and would like them removed from consideration, please contact fletcheradmissions@tufts.edu as soon as possible. In general, the Admissions Committee will evaluate any received score reports as part of an application unless candidates inform the Office of Admissions otherwise.

Can I have only one section of the GRE or GMAT (i.e. Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical Writing) considered?

No. If you choose to submit GRE or GMAT score reports, the Admissions Committee will consider the full report in the evaluation process.

Can I submit multiple score reports?

Yes, if you have taken or plan to take the GRE or GMAT multiple times, you may submit valid score reports from multiple test dates. The Admissions Committee will consider the highest sub-section score, regardless of test date, in the evaluation process.