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December 16, 2019


All Graduate Associate Deans, Coordinators and Staff


UF Graduate School


Fall 2020 Graduate Admissions Without GRE Scores


The Graduate School and the Office of Admissions are in the process of coding the Slate (MyAdmissions) system to accommodate the decisions made by various master’s degree programs regarding the use of GRE scores in admissions.

Until that coding is completed and fully implemented, Fall 2020 master’s degree applicants with no GRE scores will continue being forwarded to the college and/or the Graduate School for review, even if those programs have decided to opt out of using the GRE.  It is hoped that the necessary coding will be completed in the coming weeks and that this issue will be of relatively short duration.

In the interim, for programs that have chosen not to require GRE scores for admission, we request instead of submitting petitions for each case, simply type “Master’s degree program opted out of GRE” in the “Notes” field when entering the “Admit” decision under “Decision Recommendation” in Slate:

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That note will appear on the Reader Form in Slate and cue our staff to process the application as a special exception until Slate is fully calibrated with the new GRE policy, after which, the system will process these cases as direct admits.

Three important caveats:

  1. The process described here applies only to master’s degree programs that have opted out of the GRE requirement and so informed the Graduate School.
  2. In keeping with the Graduate Council policy decision and its effective date,  this process applies to Fall 2020 admissions — not Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 admissions.
  3. If your master’s degree program opted to continue requiring the GRE, and applicants are missing scores, you still must email the Graduate School a PDF copy of their unofficial score report to expedite them as a conditional admission case.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Gregory Orloff at [log in to unmask].

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we make this transition together!