Published: Sept. 30, 2019

The EBIO department will no longer require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of their graduate student admissions process starting Spring 2018. A growing number of research departments are dropping the GRE as a requirement for application to graduate school, for a number of reasons. Primarily, the GRE tends to reflect how well a student takes tests and their socioeconomic status, and is biased against non-white, non-male prospective students.  As a result, it does not predict the potential for success of prospective graduate students, and the exam itself is a significant monetary barrier to recruiting a diverse pool of students. CU’s EBIO department has joined the hundreds of institutions that have now eliminated the GRE as a requirement, which will hopefully increase inclusive and equitable recruitment in the future.