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Graduate Admission Index

To determine an applicant’s eligibility for graduate admission, an Admissions Index is computed which combines the grade point average (GPA) on the last 60 semester hours with the GRE or other test score.

Admission Index formula for GRE tests taken on or after August 1, 2011:
(GPA x 200) + (15 x [the sum of verbal and quantitative sections only of the GRE - 260]).

  • Admissions index of 980 or higher for GRE (after August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; Students are admitted, so long as they meet any additional criteria specific to a particular degree program.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator.
  • Admissions index of 890-979 for GRE (after August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; Students may be admitted by the dean of the school, considering scores on the analytic portion of the GRE or equivalent), grades in particularly relevant courses, or other relevant indicators of a student's potential to success in a given graduate degree program.  Such admission may be conditional or probationary with initial coursework specified.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator.
  • Admissions index below 890 for GRE (after August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; Students will not be admitted and may not appeal the decision.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator

Example for GRE taken on or after August 1, 2011:

GPA:  3.5                    GRE: 142 Verbal and 137 Quantitative

(GPA x 200) + (15 x [Verbal + Quantitative of the GRE - 260])

(3.5 x 200) + (15 x [279 - 260]) = 700 + 285

 985 = Admissions Index



Admission Index formula for GRE tests taken prior to August 1, 2011 or GMAT exams:
(GPA x 200) + the sum of verbal and quantitative sections only of the GRE, or (GMAT x 2).

  • Admissions index of 1,400 or higher for GRE (prior to August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; - Students are admitted, so long as they meet any additional criteria specific to a particular degree program.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator.
  • Admissions index of 1,300-1,399 for GRE (prior to August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; Students may be admitted by the dean of the school, considering scores on the analytic portion of the GRE or equivalent), grades in particularly relevant courses, or other relevant indicators of a student's potential to success in a given graduate degree program.  Such admission may be conditional or probationary with initial coursework specified.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator.
  • Admissions index below 1,300 for GRE (prior to August 1, 2011) or GMAT or MAT tests; Students will not be admitted and may not appeal the decision.  Students who are denied admission may discuss their options with an academic coordinator