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GRE Optional for TCU College of Education 2020-2021 Graduate Programs

TCU’s College of Education will suspend mandatory GRE requirements for graduate programs for 2020-2021, hoping to help ease challenges brought on by the global health pandemic and resulting economic impact. The GRE will be optional for all master’s and doctoral program applicants for the academic year.

“We want to alleviate an additional stressor and point of uncertainty for applicants who may be worried about their physical, mental and emotional well-being through the global pandemic and national reckoning with social justice issues as many also care for family members and work full-time,” said College of Education dean Frank Hernandez.

Students may still submit GRE scores as part of their application, but will not be negatively impacted if they choose not to submit scores. Students who do not submit scores will still be considered for academic scholarship, graduate and teaching assistant opportunities.

“In waiving the GRE requirement for fall 2020 and spring 2021, TCU’s College of Education considers barriers that applicants may face, and provides applicants with more flexibility as they apply to graduate school,” said Jan Lacina, associate dean of graduate studies. “The pandemic has brought many changes, but it will not undermine our impactful and exceptional graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.”

College of Education graduate programs, recognized by U.S. News & World Report, offer master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates in curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education.