Test scores must be provided to the Rotary Foundation no later than September 1, 2019.

  • GRE exam – no more than 5 years old
  • TOEFL/IELTS – no more than 2 years old

When you register for the GRE and TOEFL/IELTS exams, you should indicate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School and Duke University Graduate School as score recipients. The UNC Graduate School Institution Code is 5816. The Duke University Graduate School Institution Code 5156. ETS will require you to select a department code. It does not matter which department code you choose. The Graduate School will receive the scores as long as you choose the above mentioned institution codes of 5816 and 5156.

The GRE is a very important step in applying to American universities. It is required when applying to UNC and strongly recommended when applying to Duke. If you are interested in attending Duke University and have questions pertaining to the GRE exam, please contact Susan Carroll at

Here is more information about taking the GRE and how to find GRE testing locations.

We encourage anyone taking the GRE exam to study for it using some of the free online practice tests below.

And some tips for preparing:

Regarding the IELTS or TOEFL exam, all international candidates must submit acceptable, official TOEFL (reported directly from or IELTS (reported directly from scores. No other English Language tests are accepted.

UNC minimum requirements:
· The internet-based TOEFL exam = 90
· The paper-based TOEFL exam = 550 with a minimum of 50 in each section
· The IELTS exam = 7
More information about the UNC TOEFL requirements.

Duke minimum requirements:
· 577 for paper-based TOEFL
· 90 for an Internet-based TOEFL
· 7.0 for the IELTS
More information about the Duke TOEFL requirements.