ACADEMICS

COVID-19 response

Winter 2020 Admissions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruptions to the availability of standardized tests across the world, we are making the following accommodations immediately:

DuoLingo English Test: We will accept DuoLingo with a minimum score of 105 as evidence of English proficiency.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): We will accept the Pearson Test of English with a minimum score of 58 as proof of English proficiency.

TOEFL/IELTS: If you are planning to take TOEFL or IELTS and are facing delays, submit your Graduate School application and let us know. We will process your application while waiting for the official test scores. The minimum required score for TOEFL (iBT) continues to be 80 and 6.5 for IELTS. The decision made on your application cannot be made official until we receive your official test scores.

GRE/GMAT: If you are planning to take GRE or GMAT and are facing delays, submit your Graduate School application and let us know. We will process your application while waiting for the official test scores. The degree program to which you are applying may waive the GRE/GMAT at their discretion. If a waiver is not granted, the decision made on your application cannot be made official until we receive your official test scores.

Please note that ETS has expanded the availability of Home Tests for TOEFL and GRE. Please check the following websites for more information.

TOEFL: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/

GRE: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/

TOEFL Testing Information for China: https://toefl.neea.cn/

GRE Testing Information for China: https://gre.neea.cn/

GMAT: Most GMAT test centers are now open throughout the U.S. If test centers are closed in your area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are encouraged to take the GMAT Online Exam, an interim, proctored exam taken from home through Dec. 31, 2020. More information can be found at https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat

College of Business: The College of Business will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for Winter 2021 MBA and MAcc applicants with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. More information can be found here:  business.latech.edu/graduate-programs/

College of Education: The Human Services concentration of the MA Counseling & Guidance program will waive the GRE for Winter 2021 admissions. Contact Dr. Mary Livingston or Dr. Donna Thomas for information.
The MS in Kinesiology will waive the GRE for Winter 2021 admissions. Contact David Szymanski (dszyman@latech.edu) for information.
The MA Industrial-Organizational Psychology program will waive the GRE for Winter 2021 admissions. Contact Dr. Frank Igou or Dr. Donna Thomas for information.

Application Deadline Extensions

  • Winter admission: Nov. 10 for applicants in the US; October 1 for international applicants.