General Record Examination (GRE)
The GRE is required for all PhD programs and most Master's programs. They are not required for Graduate Certificates. GRE scores must be taken within five years of applying. There are no universal score requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences. To submit GREs, use school code: 5007 (no department code). GRE scores can take up to six week to arrive after the test date.
Language Proficiency Tests
For international students whose first language is not English, American University requires a total TOEFL score of 100. TOEFL must be taken within two years of applying.
To submit TOEFL, use school code: 5007 (no department code). TOEFL scores can take up to six weeks to arrive after the test date.
Passing scores by DC standard on PRAXIS CORE exam required for all MA teaching degrees and MA special education, including certificates. The DC teacher licensing agency sets passing scores as: Reading 156, Writing 162, and Math 150. To submit PRAXIS, use school code: 5007 (no department code). PRAXIS scores can take up to six weeks to arrive after the test date.
Other Test Types
To submit other test types, send a legible screen shot of your score report to email@example.com.
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