Prospective Students

Temporary Waiver of Standardized Tests

The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. at the College of Charleston remains sensitive to the ongoing challenges people from across the globe face due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to these challenges, The Graduate School is temporarily waiving requirements for standardized test scores from the GRE, GMAT, MAT, PRAXIS, and any other accepted test.  This waiver applies to applicants seeking admission to a graduate program for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 terms.  This waiver does not apply to international applicants whose primary language is not English; those applicants must still provide official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo).

In order to holistically evaluate applicants, program admissions committees may request that applicants submit writing samples, resumes, participate in interviews, or provide other materials in order to reach an admission decision.  Applicants may submit a standardized test score if they choose.

At this time, applicants to the Child Life program are not eligible for this waiver.

Questions can be directed to the Graduate School at or directly to the program of interest.