Applying to Dartmouth

Graduate students at Dartmouth benefit from world-class facilities, outstanding faculty, and a commitment to individual education. Graduate programs admit the most highly qualified applicants whose academic backgrounds and personal and professional experiences have prepared them for achievement and excellence in graduate studies.

Application Requirements

Applications generally include a completed application form, undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

Application requirements vary by program; exact requirements can be obtained from each department. See our complete list of programs for links to department websites.

Dartmouth is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Please see our non-discrimination policy and information for students with disabilities.

Application FAQs

How do I receive an application fee waiver?

  • Application waivers are available in some instances. Contact Jane Seibel for more information.

I forgot to upload my transcript before I submitted my application. How can I add it?

I’ve already submitted my application, but now I’d like to make changes to my CV, or essay, or anything else.

  • Send an explanatory email, along with a PDF of the revised material to Ruth Friend.

What is the Dartmouth School of Graduate and Advanced Studies code for GRE and TOEFL scores?

  • 3351. Department codes are optional.

I am an international student, but I have already earned a degree from a university in the U.S. (or Canada, Great Britain, or Australia). Do I still have to take the TOEFL?

  • No. The TOEFL can be waived if you have studied successfully for at least a year in an English-speaking country. Contact Ruth Friend for more information.

My application status shows that my TOEFL scores have not been received. I made payment for my score reports to be sent over 2 weeks ago.

  • It usually takes at least a month between your request and our receipt of the scores.

Misrepresentation in Admission Materials Policy

Making false statements in admission materials is cause for the College to withdraw an offer of admission.