Is the GRE required for admission?
Yes. All applicants must take the GRE General Test. The Subject Test is not required for students pursuing only the MFA degree. (Those students seeking entry into the MA or PhD program options must also take the Subject Test in English). International students must complete the GRE general exam and the TOEFL.

When should I take the GRE?
GREs should be taken no later than the December test date.

What are the GRE codes?
The University of Notre Dame code is 1841. The Creative Writing code is 2503.

What is a typical GRE Score?
There isn’t a typical score. The faculty committee considering your application places most emphasis on the portfolio of work submitted.

Do I need my official GRE and/or TOEFL scores when I submit my application?
No, a scanned copy of your GRE test scores uploaded through the Online Application will suffice for admission. Official test scores should be received within a week (more or less) of the application deadline.

Are my GRE scores too old?
GRE scores are accepted for five years from the date you took the exam.