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How to Apply

The application deadline is January 15.

Only electronic applications and recommendation letters will be accepted.

  • Complete the online application. The application fee is $20.00. System requirements are listed below:
    • You will need a web browser that has Javascript activated.
    • Supported web browsers include Internet Explorer 5 and above, Netscape 6 and above, Safari (for Macintosh users), and Firefox.
    • Do not use AOL's internal browser.
    • Pop-up blockers should be disabled.
    • You must logout of the online application after each session.
  • Arrange to have three of your instructors or research supervisors electronically submit letters of recommendation for you using the on-line application system.
  • Have a complete transcript of your undergraduate record mailed directly from your university or college to:
    Graduate Office
    Dartmouth College
    37 Dewey Field Road, Suite 6062
    Hanover, NH 03755-1419
  • The Graduate Record Examination, both the Aptitude (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytic) and Advanced Physics exams, are required. Arrange to have your scores sent to Dartmouth. The GRE code for the Department is 0808. The school code is 3351.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English should also take the TOEFL with the original TOEFL (as well as GRE) scores sent to the department from the ETS. A TOEFL score of 100 or higher is required for our program.
  • The International English Language Testing Sytem (IELTS) Exam may now be submitted in place of TOEFL to meet this requirement.

    An IELTS Band Score of 7.0 or above is required for Dartmouth Programs.

    Official Web Site: http://www.ielts.org/

    Exam Samples: http://www.ielts-exam.net/

The review process will begin in late January. Offers of admission typically will be made by mid-March. An offer of admission must be accepted or declined by April 15.

The program starts in the Fall quarter. See here for a calendar of dates.

We hope that these Web pages will answer your immediate questions about graduate study in physics and astronomy at Dartmouth. Please do not hesitate to write or send e-mail if you would like further information or assistance.