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Official GRE Scores


Official GRE scores are submitted electronically to Cal State Apply directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS) using the campus-specific GRE codes. Paper copies are not accepted.

Official GRE scores from ETS can be received by Cal State Apply at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted; however, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Once your official GRE scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed. Campuses can only see scores that are sent with their code.

Note that ETS provides the GRE® Fee Reduction Program for individuals who can demonstrate financial need, for those who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation, and for national programs that work with underrepresented groups. To learn more about this program, review the GRE® Fee Reduction Program page.

Submitting Your Official GRE Scores to Cal State Apply

  1. Review the list of campus-specific GRE codes below to determine your campus's Cal State Apply code, if applicable. If you are applying to multiple campuses, supply each individual code to ETS to ensure that all campuses can view your scores.
  2. Provide the codes to ETS and request that your scores be released. Check with ETS about their turnaround and processing times.
  3. After ETS processing, scores are sent to Cal State Apply in batches and then posted to applications every 2-3 business days. Only scores that you requested using the campus-specific GRE codes will post to your application. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.

Missing Test Scores

It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing GRE scores in a timely manner. Before contacting Cal State Apply customer service, first confirm if and when ETS sent your scores to Cal State Apply and confirm your program's Cal State Apply GRE code.

If you confirmed that ETS sent your scores to Cal State Apply and your scores are not posted at least two weeks after your test date, then contact customer service and provide them with the following details:

  • First and last names
  • Date of birth
  • CAS ID
  • GRE Registration ID Number
  • School code and name
  • Test date
  • Date scores were sent by ETS

We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we will contact ETS to troubleshoot.

Note: if your name or date of birth appears differently on your GRE than it does on your Cal State Apply application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until ETS processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.

Cal State Apply GRE Codes

This list contains all Cal State Apply campuses that have a Cal State Apply GRE code.

Cal State Apply Campus

GRE Code

California State Polytechnic University Pomona


Humboldt State University


CSU Channel Islands


CSU Chico


CSU Chico College of Business


CSU Dominguez Hills


CSU East Bay


CSU Fullerton


CSU Long Beach


CSU Monterey Bay


CSU Northridge


CSU San Bernardino


CSU San Marcos


CSU Stanislaus


San Diego State University


San Jose State University


Sonoma State University


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