The general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants to the Balsells Graduate Fellowship Program. All international applicants are also required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is required to demonstrate this proficiency. These tests are offered in Barcelona.
Note: The University of Colorado institution code (4841) will be needed when signing up for these tests.
The paper-based GRE General Test is offered three times a year through ETS. For further information about the test and/or to register for it, consult the GRE website. Information about computer-based test centers and dates is offered through Prometric. The computer-based test is offered in most places one to three times per month; you will need to register to find out when and where the tests are offered.
The GRE test fee is $195 as of April 1, 2014.
TOEFL and IELTS
For the English proficiency requirement, you may take either the TOEFL or the IELTS.
The TOEFL is offered 2 to 3 times per month, but the seats fill up. To get the next test date, you must register for the test on the TOEFL website. The test fee is $240. Test results are posted in approximately two weeks, but please allow an additional 7 to 10 days for delivery to the U.S.
IELTS Testing Information
The IELTS exam is given once per month and costs approximately 199€ (the fee in 2014). You may register by email or in person. Test results are emailed in 13 days; you may also pick up a hard copy or they will mail it to you. Visit the IELTS website for more detailed information about the exam.
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