Required Entrance Exams
Graduate Record Examination
Those applying jointly to the Institute and the Divinity School are strongly urged to submit GRE scores to support their application.
The computer-based General Test is given regularly at testing centers around the world. Contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for more information: www.gre.org. Please use institution code #7072. Failure to use this code may result in lost scores.
Tests of English for Speakers of Other Languages
Applicants to the Institute with the School of Music should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the Educational Testing Service. More information and applications are available at www.toefl.org, or call 609.771.7670, or write to PO Box 6154, Princeton NJ 08541-6154. Please use institution code #7072. Failure to use this code may result in lost scores. The Institute expects students to achieve a score of 600 (or 250 for the computer-based examination and 100 for the Internet-based examination) on the TOEFL.
Applicants to the Institute and Yale Divinity School programs must show evidence of proficiency in the English language either by attaining a satisfactory score on the International English Language Testing System or by having received a degree from an accredited university or college where English is the language of instruction (TOEFL scores will not be accepted for Divinity programs). For information, contact IELTS International, 825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 112, Los Angeles CA 90041; telephone, 323.255.2771; fax, 323.255.1261; e-mail, email@example.com; Web site, www.ielts.org.
Applicants are urged to submit all required materials as soon as possible. Applicants should check periodically to be certain that requested credentials have arrived at the Institute’s Office of Admissions. All inquiries should be directed to the Office of Admissions, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven CT 06511-2167 or by e-mail.
(Updated July 2011)