Deadlines & Required Materials

Application Timeline

December 1, 2020 - Application Deadline for all applications

  • All supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation, TOEFL for Intl students) are due December 1.
  • November 1, 2020 - Start of application review for U.S.-based applicants begins on a rolling basis. The review process will last through February.
  • January 2021 - In 2021, the prospective student interviews will be conducted via remote format.  Our interview weekend dates are January 22-23 and January 29-30.

Required Materials

The online application includes downloadable forms for letters of recommendation for those who cannot submit letters of recommendation online.  Online Application -

  • Application Essay describing your scientific interests, research experience and career goals.
  • Official College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable). Scans of official transcripts will be accepted. Upload scans to application program.
  • We do not require GRE standard or subject scores.  Feel free to provide if you wish.
  • Official TOEFL (for International students) exam scores from ETS. We also accept official IELTS exam scores in place of TOEFL exams. We require either of these exams for applicants for whom English is not their native language and who have not received a degree from an English-speaking undergraduate institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation. We encourage applicants to provide at least one recommendation letter from a mentor or supervisor who has known the applicant in a research capacity.
  • There is no application fee for the MCB Program.
  • Support materials not uploaded to the application must be received by the application deadline to be considered. Use the mailing address below for ALL support materials sent by postal mail.

Mailing Address & Contact Information

Email us any questions regarding your application, program requirements, etc.

If mailing application materials, send to:


Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies

Anonymous Hall, Room 102

64 College Street, Suite 6062

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755-3563