All applicants to programs requiring the GRE must submit to USFSM GRE test scores earned within five (5) years of the desired term of entry. Official scores must be submitted to USFSM directly from the Educational Testing Service, but applicants may provide unofficial copies of their test scores to expedite the processing of their applications. Any offer of admission based on unofficial scores will not be finalized until official scores from ETS are received. The institution code for the USF System (including USFSM) is 5828 and applies to all tests administered by ETS. The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of individual graduate programs. Please contact the USFSM Office of Admissions directly for additional information.