Because the general test is given on computer year-round at special computer centers, it is no longer offered at SUNY New Paltz. To find out more about the general exam and how to register call 1-800-GRE-CALL or go to www.gre.org.
The Miller Analogies Test is offered at SUNY New Paltz several times each semester. Some departments require a certain proficiency on the exam for acceptance into their graduate programs. For a program's acceptable scores, contact the appropriate department chairperson or The Graduate School.
The Miller Analogies Test consists of 120 analogy items that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The test is intended to assess the candidate's ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics and fine arts.
Prospective international students for whom English is not the native language, and any applicant whose undergraduate degree is from a country where English is not the main language of instruction are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. Review the chart below for methods of demonstrating language proficiency. NOTE: Individual departments may require a score higher than the minimum acceptable score, so students should consult their departments. Please see the International Student page for more information.
Satisfactory Demonstration of Language Proficiency
English Language Deficient
English Proficiency may be demonstrated by providing evidence of meeting one of these criteria:
1. An official score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, and 85 if your major is MA English, or an 90 if your major is Second Language Education (TESOL).
2. An official score of 550 on the TOEFL PBT, 563 if your major is MA English, or a 575 if your major is Second Language Education (TESOL).
3. An official score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a 7.0 if your major is Second Language Education(TESOL).
4. An official score of 85 on the Michigan English Test.
5. A Certificate of English Language Proficiency from the Haggerty English Language Program at SUNY New Paltz.
6. A college degree from a US institution.
1. A test of grammar, reading and listening comprehension.
2. An oral interview, and possibly
3. A writing sample.
Based upon your performance on the exam, you may be required to
If you need additional information, please contact the Haggerty English Language Program at 845-257-3595.