GRE & TOEFL Exams
All students who apply must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. A subject test is not required, but we strongly encourage it. For applicants who choose to take the subject test, the choice of subject is up to you, but most applicants typically choose Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. The subject test is offered worldwide only a few times during the year, so planning to take it as early as possible is strongly recommended.
For Fall 2014 admission, we recommend that both the GRE General and Subject tests should be taken no later than October 2013 to ensure delivery by the December 1 deadline.
GRE Codes: For purposes of requesting that your scores be sent to us, the institutional code for UCSF is 4840. Department code 0299 may be used, but is not required since we match your scores to your application using your registration number and name.
TOEFL: International applicants are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Please use code 4840, department code 45. The TOEFL will be waived for applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
We will accept an IELTS score in lieu of the TOEFL. Test results may be sent to:
UCSF Graduate Division
University of California, San Francisco
1675 Owens St., Suite 310
Campus Box 0523
San Francisco, CA 94143-0523