Applying to Rochester
Thank you for your interest in applying to our graduate program. For Fall 2023 admission, the online application must be submitted by January 15, 2023 and all materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2023 to be considered for Fall 2023 admission. We are not currently offering spring admission.
For PhD Applicants
We hope that your application reflects your academic preparedness and research experience and enthusiasm. Matching the research interests of our faculty members is a crucial factor in the selection process. Finally, we will also consider an applicant’s impact on the diversity of our department.
The GRE tests can help us evaluate students, especially those from colleges that are unfamiliar to us. But we recognize that the tests have their limitations and may pose a financial burden for some students. Therefore, we are making GRE scores optional.
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Additional information for prospective applicants can be found here https://www.rochester.edu/college/gradstudies/prospective/index.html
Application consists of the following parts:
- A full online application
- Personal statement
- Transcripts from each university that you have attended, uploaded to the online application (copies are acceptable for application review. Official transcripts are only needed if applicant is accepted)
- Copies of GRE scores uploaded to the online application*
- GRE University code: 2928
- GRE department code: 1502
- Copies of TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo scores for applicants whose native language is not English
- TOEFL University code: 7267
- TOEFL department code:68
- Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically
Please note: All documents should be submitted through the online application system.
GRE scores will be optional for applicants applying for admission. Applicants can still choose to submit scores if they wish.
English Language Proficiency Policy
All international students are required to provide proof of English language proficiency through the submission of official test scores from one of the following exams. Scores more than two years old from the application deadline are not valid.
- TOEFL or TOEFL iBT Home Edition
To send in IELTS scores please use the following address:
University of Rochester
Graduate Studies – AS&E
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd
P.O. Box 270401
Rochester NY 14627
TOEFL scores can be submitted using the code 2928.
Students completing the Duolingo exam can select the University of Rochester as the recipient of the scores.
The English proficiency test requirement is waived for citizens of the following countries
- Commonwealth Caribbean Nations
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Virgin Islands
The requirement may also be waived upon application review if a student has completed at least three years of postsecondary study in one of the countries listed above or the United States. We reserve the right to require demonstration of English proficiency, even if you have received your degree from one of the above-mentioned countries. In this case, a waiver request is not required to be submitted.
Any documents or letters submitted in support of your application should be in English or should be accompanied by an English translation. Please do not send secondary school records.
The University requires applicants whose native language is not English to complete TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo as proof of English proficiency.
To obtain a visa for study in the United States, international students must present the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP-66) at a US consulate or embassy and demonstrate full proof of ability to pay all tuition and living expenses for the first year of study.
Note: University fellowships may not cover all of these expenses; students will ordinarily need some additional funds. The International Student Office will issue the I-20 or IAP-66 after a student has been admitted and demonstrated proof of his/her ability to pay all expenses for at least the first year of study.
For detailed information about visas please refer to the International Services Office.
The University of Rochester provides equal opportunity in admissions and student aid regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Furthermore, the University complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws.