In response to COVID-19, international applicants required to submit a language test score are now offered alternative means of certifying their English proficiency.
International applicants now have the option to take the Duolingo English Test (englishtest.duolingo.com). To qualify for admission, applicants must score 110 or above. This change applies to most graduate programs for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 admissions periods.
ETS has also created the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition to meet the needs of students who are unable to take the test in a test center due to COVID-19. The test is taken on your own computer at home and is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. Visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/ for more information.
All applicants MUST SUBMIT an OFFICIAL score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) directly to us from the Education Testing Service or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Exemptions are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on their official government language and medium of instruction.
–Applications CANNOT be considered until one of these test scores has been received in the office of the Graduate School.
–There can be NO EXCEPTIONS and there can be NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
–Students MUST SCORE at least 550 on the paper TOEFL (pBT), 213 on the computer TOEFL (cBT), and 79 on the internet TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 Overall Band Score on the IELTS to be considered for admission. On the iBT, students must score a minimum of 16 on the four component parts of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking, writing). Some departments require higher scores, but ALL must meet the minimum requirements.