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. 

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COVID-19 Response

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies realizes the impact COVID-19 has had on testing centers. Access to TOEFL and GRE testing has been limited globally, and our 2021 applicants are struggling to meet our programs admissions requirements. 

For our next graduate applications cycle August 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2022, The Guarini School will be flexible as to the types of GRE and Language Proficiency tests accepted by our programs for admissions purposes. DuoLingo testing will not be accepted. We still ask that applicants attach unofficial copies of their test scores to their application if required by their prospective program.

International Applicants: For TOEFL/IELTS testing requirements please visit the individual program websites for more information and waiver requirements.

However, official test scores will still be required from Educational Testing Services if you are admitted.

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. For the 2021-2022 application season, the only programs requiring an application fee are: Computer Science, Engineering, MALS, Physics MS and Ph.D. Please contact your prospective program for more details.

Do all programs require GRE scores in 2021-2022?

  • None of our programs require GRE scores. For the Health Policy and Clinical Practice Ph.D. at The Dartmouth Institute, they are optional.

I received my test scores after submitting my application. How do I submit them?

  • You can return to your application status page and self-report your unofficial GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS scores after application submission.

What is the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth 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 your prospective program for more information.

What address should official transcripts be sent to?

  • (Remember, there is no need to send official transcripts unless you are offered admission)


      Official transcripts should be sent to the Guarini School address.

Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies
Dartmouth College
64 College Street, Suite 6062, Room 102
Hanover, NH  03755

               Official electronic transcripts can be sent to the Guarini School Admissions email address:


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