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.
Due to exam scheduling limitations, many departments have opted not to require the GRE for 2021 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 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 TOEFL/IELTS admissions requirements: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, TOEFL iBT Special At-Home Edition; IELTS (Academic), and IELTS Indicator. The following exams are not accepted: TOEFL ITP Plus, Duolingo, and other exams not specifically noted above. If you are unable to take a required language exam in time to meet your application deadline due to Coronavirus impact on scheduling in your area, please contact your department/program of interest directly for more information.