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Graduate FAQ

What is the minimum GPA for admission into the Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering?

  • 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. Most students admitted into our program have a GPA greater than 3.3.

What is the minimum score on the GRE?

  • There is no minimum for the GRE. The GRE requirement is waived for applications for admission for 2024.

What is the minimum score on the TOEFL?

  • The minimum score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper test), 213 (electronic test), or 79 (Internet test). Auburn will also accept a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

What is Auburn University's code number to send ETS test scores?

  • 1005

Can the application fee be waived? Who do I make the check payable to?

  • Application fees for Fall 2024 admissions are waived for applications received by Dec 1st, 2023.

Should I send my application material directly to the department or to the Graduate School?

  •  To be considered for admission to our graduate program, please fill out the online application through Auburn University's Graduate School (

What is the application deadline for admission consideration for Fall Semester?

  • Fall semester is our largest admission semester. For primary consideration, submit your application material before December 1.

Is the TSE test required and can it be taken after arriving in Auburn?

  • When international students are accepted, they are offered an assistantship. For the first semester, this assistantship is in the form of a teaching assistantship. Teaching assistants must take the TSE. In certain situations, an oral exam can be taken upon arrival in Auburn.

I can't afford to pay tuition or living expenses. Are there assistantships available and when will I know if I have received one?

  • All our Ph.D. students receive full financial support of at least $31,000 per year plus tuition for the duration of their graduate work as long as they remain in good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward their degree.  An offer of an assistantship is extended concurrently with the recommendation for admission to our Ph.D. program.
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