Reporting Standardized Test Scores

SELF-REPORTED TEST SCORES

The “Standardized Tests” section of the application allows you to self-report your scores from standardized tests you have taken or to report tests you plan on taking in the future. This section is not required to submit your SOPHAS application and does not affect your application’s status. However, please check with your SOPHAS programs before deciding whether or not to list your scores here.

To add a new entry, click the “Add Test Score” button beneath the relevant test score title to list your scores. You can report multiple scores by clicking “Add Additional Test Score” at the bottom of the page. After you submit your application, you can add NEW test entries to this section, but you can NOT update or delete previous entries. 

SOPHAS allows you to enter scores for the US DAT, EXADEP, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, and TOEFL ONLY. If your schools or programs of public health would like additional test scores, you must provide these to them directly. Self-reporting your scores in this section is not the same as providing the official scores to your programs.SOPHAS only allows applications to report official scores for GRE, MCAT, and TOEFL. Please see each test section below for instructions on how to provide your SOPHAS programs with your official GRE, MCAT, and/or TOEFL scores.

OFFICIAL GRE SCORES

GRE Scores are submitted electronically to SOPHAS directly from ETS using a special public health school-specific SOPHAS GRE code. PAPER COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. There is not one SOPHAS GRE code; each school of public health has it’s own code, which is different than the school’s regular GRE code. If you select a code to have your scores sent to, only the school with that code can see your scores.

Official GRE scores from ETS can be received by SOPHAS at any point during the application cycle, even after your application has been e-submitted or verified. However, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted.

IMPORTANT: Once your Official GRE scores are attached to your application, they can NOT be removed should you decide you no longer want your schools to view them. Determine whether you would like your GRE scores to be a part of your SOPHAS application BEFORE requesting them to be sent.

Not all schools of public health have a SOPHAS ETS code. Review the list below to determine if your public health program has a SOPHAS code. If it does, use this code to request your scores. If your public health program is NOT on this list, contact them directly to determine how they would like you to report your GRE scores.

LIST OF SOPHAS GRE CODES: (click to expand)

This list contains all SOPHAS schools and programs who have signed up for a SOPHAS GRE code.  If your school of public health is not on this list, than you should contact them directly to determine how they would like you to report your GRE scores.

SOPHAS SCHOOL or PROGRAM ETS CODE
Boston University 3101 Boston U Sch Public Health SOPHAS
Brown University 7765 Brown U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Campbell University 2446 Campbell U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Central New York MPH Program (SUNY Upstate/Syracuse U) 7770 SUNY Upstate Medical U SOPHAS
Charles Drew University 1781 Charles Drew U Med Sci SOPHAS
Claremont University 0153 Claremont Graduate U SOPHAS
Colorado School of Public Health 7844 U Colorado Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Columbia University 2159 Columbia U Pub Hlth Med SOPHAS
Cornell University Master of Public Health 2420 Cornell U MS Pub Hlth SOPHAS
CUNY School of Public Health 7914 CUNY Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Dartmouth College 0158 Dartmouth Inst SOPHAS
Des Moines University 1822 Des Moines U SOPHAS
Drexel University 7890 Drexel U Sch Pub Health SOPHAS
East Tennessee State University 7333 East Tenn St U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Emory University 4223 Emory U Rollins Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Florida International University 7293 Florida International U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
George Mason University 1236 George Mason U SOPHAS
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 5268 Geo Wash U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Georgia Southern University 8560 Georgia Southern U Pub Health SOPHAS
Georgia State University 3750 Georgia St U SOPHAS
Harvard University 3456 Harvard U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Hofstra University 1238 Hofstra U SOPHAS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 0571 Mt Sinai Sch Medicine SOPHAS
Indiana University – Bloomington 6979 Indiana U Sch Pub Hlth Bloomington SOPHAS
Indiana University – Fairbanks 0167 Indiana U Fairbanks IUPUI SOPHAS
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 3738 John Hopkins Bloomberg Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Loma Linda University 0531 Loma Linda U SOPHAS
Louisiana State University Health Science Center 1316 LSU HSC Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Loyola University Chicago MPH Program 1792 Loyola U Chicago MPH SOPHAS
Mercer University 0127 Mercer U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
New York Medical College 6982 NYMC Sch Hlth Sci Pract SOPHAS
New York University 8752 NYU Global Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Northeastern University 7533 Northeastern U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Northwestern University 6981 Northwestern U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Ohio State University 4233 Ohio St U Pub Health SOPHAS
Oregon MPH Program – Oregon Health and Science University/Oregon State University/Portland State University 1045 Oregon MPH Program SOPHAS
Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences 0031 Oregon St U Coll Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Pennsylvania State University MPH Program 7516 Pennsylvania St U MPH Program SOPHAS
Rutgers University 2567 Rutgers U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Saint Louis University 4218 Saint Louis U SOPHAS
San Diego State University 4902 San Diego St U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
St. George’s University Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 7153 St Georges U Sch Vet Med
State University of New York at Albany 4216 SUNY U Albany Pub Hlth SOPHAS
State University of New York at Buffalo 4982 SUNY U Buffalo Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Stony Brook University 0622 Stony Brook Med Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Temple University 0151 Temple U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Texas A&M University Health Science Center 7841 Texas A&M HSC Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Thomas Jefferson University 0628 Thomas Jefferson U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Tufts University 6997 Tufts U Sch Med SOPHAS
Tulane University 6809 Tulane U Pub Hlt-Trp Med SOPHAS
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 4225 UCLA Sch Public Health SOPHAS
University of Alabama at Birmingham 4232 UAB Schl Public Health SOPHAS
University of Arizona 4253 U AZ Colg of Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Arkansas 6512 U Ar Med Sci Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of California – Berkeley 4227 UC Berkeley Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of California – Irvine 0617 U CA Irvine SOPHAS
University of Cincinnati 7479 U Cincinnati MPH Program SOPHAS
University of Florida 7769 U Florida Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Georgia 8345 U of Georgia Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Illinois – Chicago 7931 U IL Chicago Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Iowa 0658 U Iowa Colg Pub Health SOPHAS
University of Kansas School of Medicine KU – MPH Program 1794 U Kansas Medical Ctr SOPHAS
University of Kentucky 4221 U Kentucky Colg Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Louisville 4222 U Louisville Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Maryland School of Medicine, MPH Program 1884 U MD SOM Balt SOPHAS
University of Maryland School of Public Health 0485 U Maryland Sch Pub Htlh SOPHAS
University of Massachusetts School of Public Health 7842 U Mass Pub Hlth Sci SOPHAS
University of Memphis 6980 U Memphis Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Miami 0629 U Miami Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Michigan 1954 Univ Michigan Public Health SOPHAS
University of Minnesota 6891 Univ Minnesota Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Nebraska 0695 U Nebraska Med Ctr SOPHAS
University of Nevada, Reno 7828 University of Nevada Reno SOPHAS
University of New Mexico 6984 U New Mexico Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0311 UNC Gillings Global Pub H SOPHAS
University of North Texas 6565 U North Texas Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Oklahoma 4244 Univ Ok Colg Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Pennsylvania Master of Public Health Program 0152 U Pennsylvania SOPHAS
University of Pittsburgh 4234 U Pittsburgh Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of South Carolina 0780 U South Carolina Arnold Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of South Florida 4224 U So Florida Col Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Southern California 2048 U Southern California SOPHAS
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 7012 U Texas MB Galveston Pub Hlth SOPHAS
University of Texas School of Public Health 4479 U Texas Sch SOPHAS
University of Virginia 6983 U Virginia Pub Hlth Sci SOPHAS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health 1780 U Wisconsin Milwaukee SOPHAS
Vanderbilt University 0111 Vanderbilt U MS Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Virginia Commonwealth University 7543 Virginia Commonwealth U Div Epidemiology SOPHAS
Washington University – St. Louis 3867 Washington U St Louis SOPHAS
West Virginia University 0157 West Virginia U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Wright State University 2467 Wright St. U Pub Hlth SOPHAS
Yale University 3975 Yale U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS

HOW TO SEND YOUR OFFICIAL GRE SCORES TO SOPHAS:

1. Review the LIST OF SOPHAS GRE CODES above to determine your public health school or program’s SOPHAS ETS Code. Each school or program has its own code; if you are applying to multiple schools or programs, you must supply each individual code to ETS. If you only provide one code, only that school or program will be able to view your GRE scores via SOPHAS.

2. Supply the code to ETS and request that your scores be released. According to ETS, it takes them about 10-12 business days (not counting weekends and holidays) to release a score to SOPHAS once they have been requested. If you have just taken the test, they report a turnaround of 12-15 business days.

3. After the ETS 10 business day processing, test scores are sent to SOPHAS in batches and uploaded every 2-3 days. Please note that only the scores you requested using SOPHAS codes will post to your SOPHAS application. If you used a SOPHAS code for some schools and a regular GRE code for others, only the SOPHAS code scores will  display on your application. You can view your GRE scores on your application PDF under the schools to which the scores have been sent.

4. If your scores have not posted after the normal processing period, contact ETS and determine the BATCH # your scores were sent in. Then contact SOPHAS customer service and provide them with this batch #. We will use this batch # to determine if this batch has been received yet by SOPHAS, and if so, search the batch for your scores. If your scores are not found, SOPHAS will contact ETS to determine why they were not provided to us in the batch # reported to you. It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing GRE scores in a timely manner.

IMPORTANT: If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your GRE than it does on SOPHAS your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. Filling out the “alternate name” section of the application will NOT correct this. This most often happens with applicants who have punctuation in their names, as the GRE does NOT use hyphens, apostrophes, etc in their names. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth information, wait the 10-12 day processing time and call SOPHAS customer service. We can look up your name and manually connect your test score to your application.

OFFICIAL TOEFL SCORES

Official TOEFL Scores can be electronically sent to SOPHAS and attached to your application. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

To Submit TOEFL Scores:
  • Visit http://www.ets.org/toefl to request scores sent to SOPHAS in Massachusetts, code #5688
  • Your scores will take 10-12 business days from the date you make the request to post on your SOPHAS application.

Your name and date of birth must match the information on your TOEFL exam.  If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your TOEFL than it does on SOPHAS, your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth information, wait the 10-12 day processing time and call SOPHAS customer service. We can look up your name and manually connect your test score to your application.

OFFICIAL MCAT SCORES

MCAT Scores are sent to SOPHAS electronically from AAMC. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You must contact AAMC to have your MCAT scores released to SOPHAS. On your SOPHAS application, you must make sure that you have self reported your MCAT score in the “Standardized Tests” section and included your AAMC ID#.

Your name, date of birth, and AAMC ID# match the information on your MCAT exam.  If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your MCAT than it does on SOPHAS, your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth information, wait the 10-12 day processing time and call SOPHAS customer service. We will need your name, AAMC ID, date the MCAT scores were sent to SOPHAS, and your date of birth when manually searching for and connecting your MCAT scores to your application.

IMPORTANT: Once your MCAT scores are attached to your application, they can NOT be removed should you decide you no longer want your schools to view them. If you choose to re-apply using a re-applicant account, your MCAT scores will remain attached to your application. Please research public health admission guides and determine whether you would like your MCAT scores to be a part of your SOPHAS application BEFORE requesting them to be attached.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: Does SOPHAS accept official test scores other than the GRE, TOEFL, and MCAT?

A: NO. SOPHAS does NOT accept any official test scores other than the GRE, TOEFL, and MCAT. Any other test scores should be sent directly to your schools and programs. Please contact the schools and programs to which you are applying to determine which test scores they require.

Q: If I’m applying to several schools with SOPHAS GRE Codes, does that mean I’m sending my GRE to SOPHAS multiple times?

A: YES. SOPHAS will only release your official GRE score to the school that matches the code(s) you supply to ETS. For example, if you are applying to three schools with SOPHAS codes and you only supply one code to ETS, only that one school will see your score on SOPHAS. This is a policy of ETS and SOPHAS is contractually obligated to uphold it.

Q: If I send my GRE score to a school’s SOPHAS Code, do I have to send an additional copy to the school directly?

A: Typically no, but it is possible some schools will require this. Please ask your SOPHAS programs directly on their individual requirements.

Q: I haven’t taken the GRE yet so I can’t fill out the GRE section of my application. What do I do?

A: The GRE section of the application is optional and does not affect the status of your SOPHAS application. If you know when you plan on taking the test, you can list the date planned instead.

Q: How can I see that my Official GRE scores have posted to my SOPHAS application?

A: You can monitor the receipt of your GRE scores at any time on the Application PDF under “Manage My Programs.” Please note that these scores will only appear on the PDF of the particular program you requested them for.

Q: What do I do if my Official GRE scores have not posted to my SOPHAS application?

If your scores have not posted after the normal 10-12 business day processing period, contact ETS and determine the BATCH # your scores were sent in. Then contact SOPHAS customer service and provide them with this batch #. We will use this batch # to determine if this batch has been received yet by SOPHAS and if so, search the batch for your scores. If your scores are not found, SOPHAS will contact ETS to determine why they were not provided to us in the batch # reported to you. IMPORTANT: If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your GRE than it does on SOPHAS, your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. This most often happens with applicants who have punctuation in their names, as the GRE does NOT use hyphens, apostrophes, etc in their names. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth, contact SOPHAS customer service. We can look up your name and manually connect your test score to your application.

Q: I haven’t taken the TOEFL yet. Will this delay my SOPHAS application?

A: No. SOPHAS does not hold applications awaiting your TOEFL scores. Once these scores are received, your schools can view them online. Please note that the programs to which you are applying may want these scores by a certain date. You should make sure these are received by any deadline provided by the SOPHAS programs themselves.



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