PLPA Graduate Program Suspends GRE for 2021/2022

October 1, 2020

2021/2022 applicants to the graduate program in Plant Pathology will not be required to submit GRE scores.  The value of the GRE, once a standard for graduate applications, is increasingly under question with critics pointing to poor correlation between GRE test scores and student success and possible discrimination against international students, students of color, non-native English speakers, and other underrepresented people.  While this suspension was initiated in response to COVID-19 (which limited access to GRE testing sites in many countries), the graduate faculty will evaluate whether to suspend this requirement permanently.