TOEFL - GPA - GRE Scores
- What department code do I send my scores through ETS too?
Please submit your scores through ETS to MSU Department Code 1465. You do not need to worry about a direct Department of Chemistry code.
- I submitted my scores through ETS to the wrong department, can you change it for me?
Should you want to send your scores through ETS, please make sure your scores are sent to MSU Department Code 1465. You do not need to worry about a program code, as the MSU Office of Admissions matches scores to students record once received.
- My TOEFL/IELTS scores will not be available until after December 15th, what do I do?
Your file will not be reviewed until scores are available for the search committee to view within your application, so please plan accordingly.
Once you receive your scoring information from ETS, please upload that document into your Graduate Education Student Portal; as well as entering the scores directly into your graduate application.
- I am retaking my TOEFL/IELTS exam, which score you will look at?
When retaking an exam, if the scores will not be available until after December 1st, you will want to upload your older exam scores and then upload your newer scores once those are received. The newer scores are what is taken into consideration by the search committee
- What are the GPA requirements?
The MSU Graduate School requires a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The MSU Department of Chemistry typically looks for GPAs of 3.5 or higher, however the grading reputation of the school attended is also taken into account. A lower score will not automatically exclude you from consideration.
- What are the GRE test score requirements?
We do not require GRE scores for graduate admission. The GRE Subject Score is recommended but not required. Should you want to send your scores, keep in mind that no single score will disqualify you from being evaluated and admitted to our program since we consider the entire application (transcript, letter of recommendations, statements etc.) as a whole.
- My GRE score will not be available when I submit my application, what do I do?
The GRE score is not required for graduate admission and the GRE subject score is recommended but not required. However; should you want to upload your score, if you have taken the test and the score is not be available when you submit your application please upload your Examinee Score Report to your application once it becomes available.
- Can I upload my unofficial GRE Score Report documentation, instead of submitting official scores through ETS?
Should you want to upload your GRE scores; you may upload your Examinee Score Report that you receive via email from ETS through "My GRE Account" into your graduate application. We do not require GRE scores, therefore official scores do not need to be sent