No. As admissions bodies review applications in future admissions cycles, we will respect decisions made by individual students and/or by their academic institutions with regard to the enrollment in or adoption of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Pass/No Record, Credit/No Credit, Pass/Fail and other similar grading options during the pandemic disruptions. You can read UCSB’s full statement here.
Many departments have opted not to require the GRE for 2023 applicants. Please see our Departments and Programs page to determine whether or not the exam is required for the program to which you are applying (if the GRE is not listed under "Requirements," then it is not required). If your program requires the GRE, you will need to take the exam and submit your scores in order to complete your application.
The following exams are accepted for meeting English Language Examination admissions requirements: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL iBT Paper Edition; IELTS (Academic), IELTS Online (Academic), IELTS Indicator, and Duolingo English Test (DET). The following exams are not accepted: TOEFL ITP Plus, TOEFL Essentials, and other exams not specifically noted above. If you are unable to take a required language exam in time to meet your application deadline, please contact your department/program of interest directly for more information.