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If English is neither your native language nor the primary language of instruction at your current secondary school, we strongly recommend that you submit an English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) as part of your application. While these exams are useful in helping us determine our applicants’ English proficiency, you may feel your fluency will be clear in other aspects of your application. We do not require that you take any standardized tests to demonstrate your English skills. (обн. 3.10.2018)

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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), although not required, is strongly recommended for non-native speakers of English.

You may submit your IELTS scores, but note that Stanford does not recognize the IELTS as a measure of English proficiency.

 

 

 

MIT

Standardized tests

International students—or domestic students who do not speak English natively—have two options for testing. We have no preference between these options. It is your choice, and you should take the set of tests with which you feel the most comfortable. All November testing is allowed for Early Action consideration and December testing is allowed for Regular Action consideration.

Option 1: The SAT or the ACT, as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m).

Option 2: The TOEFL (we do not accept IELTS) as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2) and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m). This option is especially recommended for students who do not speak English at home or in school, or who have been speaking English for fewer than five years.

 

TOEFL

We have minimum and recommended scores for the TOEFL. These minimums are in place to ensure your level of English proficiency. Because MIT offers no English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and English is the language of MIT, all students must show that they will thrive in our community.
For the TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT), the minimum composite score is a 90. We recommend scores of at least 23 for each section, and a composite score of at least 100. Similarly, for the TOEFL revised Paper-Delivered Test (rPDT), we recommend scores of at least 23 for each section. If you have taken the TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT) prior to June 2017, the minimum composite score is a 577, with a recommended composite score of at least 600.

 

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Харвард

A strong knowledge of English is essential for successful study at Harvard, including the ability to understand and express thoughts quickly and clearly. Although you are not required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other proficiency exams, you may submit your scores if you wish to do so.

 

 

 

Princeton

If English is not your native language and you are attending a school where English is not the language of instruction, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic) or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), in addition to the SAT or ACT. The results of two different SAT Subject Tests are recommended but not required.

 

 

 

Brown University

We highly recommend that international applicants take the Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and arrange for Brown to receive the official results. A TOEFL score of 100 or above on the internet-based exam, or 600 or above on the paper-based exam, or a score of 8.0 or above on the IELTS, is expected in most cases.

 

 

Columbia University

 

To be considered for admission to Columbia, you must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English. There are several different ways to demonstrate that you are proficient in English on your application.

  1. Your home language is English.
  2. Your primary language of instruction at school has been English for the duration of your secondary school career.
  3. You earned one or more of the following subsection scores:
      1. 650 or higher on either the Critical Reasoning or Writing sections of the SAT before March 2016
      2. 700 or higher on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing section of the redesigned SAT (beginning in March 2016)
      3. 29 or higher on the English or Reading sections of the ACT

If you meet one or more of the above criteria, you have fulfilled Columbia’s English Language Proficiency requirement. If you do not, you will need to take one of the following English Language Proficiency exams.

  1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Please visit www.toefl.org for more information on this examination. A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) is necessary for admission to Columbia. Your score must be reported directly to Columbia by the testing service, using report code 2116.
  2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Please visit www.ielts.org for more information on this examination. A minimum score of 7.0 is necessary for admission to Columbia. Your score must be reported directly to Columbia Undergraduate Admissions.

Columbia does not accept other English Language Proficiency exams at this time.

 

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Cornell University

The recommended minimum scores are:

TOEFL – Score of 100 (Internet-based exam) and 600 (paper exam)
IELTS – Score of 7

 

 

Dartmouth College

International students only: scores from the IELTS or TOEFL are required with your admissions application

 

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

A strong command of the English language is necessary for successful study at Penn. Applicants whose families do not speak English at home, or applicants who have not attended a high school or secondary school where the primary language of instruction is English, are asked to take the TOEFL. Non-native English speakers who are attending English-speaking schools are also encouraged to take the TOEFL. It is good practice for all applicants who have English as a second language to take the TOEFL.

 

On the TOEFL-iBT exam (Internet-Based Test), competitive applicants tend to have a composite score of 100 and above (the exam is scaled from 0-120, with 120 being a perfect score) with demonstrated consistency on each section of the exam (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). On the Paper- Based TOEFL, Penn tends to admit students with a score of 600 and above (the exam is scaled from 310 to 677, with 677 being a perfect score).

 

If you are only able to take the IELTS examination, you should submit the results with your application, but we strongly encourage applicants to take the TOEFL examination when possible.

 

 

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Students at Yale must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken and written English.  If you are not a native English-speaker and you have not taken at least two years of secondary education where English is the medium of instruction, Yale strongly recommends that you take any one of the proficiency tests listed below.

 

 

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), is offered in several formats and requires pre-registration for available testing dates. Yale’s most competitive applicants will have TOEFL scores of at least the following:

  • 100 on the internet-based TOEFL
  • 600 on the paper-based TOEFL
  • 250 on the computer-based TOEFL

Please note that results from the November test (for Single-Choice Early Action) or the January test (for Regular Decision) may not arrive in time for the committee’s consideration. Be sure to include Yale’s CEEB code (3987) on all test registrations.

 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) offer proficiency tests in locations around the world. Pre-registration is required. Yale’s most competitive applicants will have IELTS scores of 7 or higher and Pearson Test scores of 70 or higher.

 

 

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Carnegie Mellon University

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required if your native language is not English. Carnegie Mellon requires TOEFL scores of 102 or better on the internet-based TOEFL (as of Fall 2010) or an IELTS score of 7.5 and above. Carnegie Mellon carefully reviews the sub-scores of each of these exams and considers those candidates with reading, listening, speaking and writing sub-scores of 25 or more on TOEFL and 7.5 or more on IELTS to be candidates with high levels of English proficiency. Please arrange to have these scores sent no later than January 1st. Carnegie Mellon’s TOEFL code is 2074.

 

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University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Proficiency in English is critical to success at UC Berkeley. You can demonstrate proficiency by taking one of these exams and earning the required scores: TOEFL or IELTS.

Language exam results must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than January prior to the fall semester in which the student wishes to enroll. Our code is 4833, same as the SAT. Please contact TOEFL to confirm when your test scores are mailed to campuses.

 

 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
A competitive score is 7 or higher.

 

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech is a lively and collaborative atmosphere inside and outside the classroom. It is imperative that our students can communicate fluently in English and have the ability to contribute to classroom discussions. In order to ensure that our applicants have this ability, we encourage those of you who are non-native English speakers to submit the following supplements to your application:

Unscripted Interview with a third-party (we recommend InitialView and Vericant for this service).

TOEFL or IELTS scores

Please note that this is an optional supplement to your application. It is your choice to submit this portion, but it is highly encouraged especially if you feel you are not able to sufficiently demonstrate your English language ability in other areas of your application.

 

 

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

TOEFL scores

Required of all international citizens unless 1) your native language is English or 2) you have studied for two or more years in a school where English is the language of instruction. The latter must be completed prior to the application deadline. We do not accept the IELTS or any other substitute for the TOEFL requirement.

 

 

University of Washington

TOEFL Internet-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum Score Required 76 6.0
Recommended Score 92 or higher 7.0 or higher

 

 

The UW will consider the English proficiency requirement satisfied for students who have both:

A minimum grade of B in all high school level English writing or literature courses where English is the primary language of instruction and
A minimum score of ACT English 22, SAT Critical Reading 550 (prior to March 2016), or SAT evidence based Reading & Writing score of 580 (March 2016 – present). Official scores must be sent to the UW directly from ACT or the College Board to satisfy this requirement.

 

 

University of Southern California

First-year (freshman) international applicants should earn:

  • Minimum score of 600 on the SAT Critical Reading exam (previous SAT) or 650 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam (redesigned SAT) or 27 on the ACT English exam; OR
  • A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section); OR
  • A minimum IELTS score of 7; OR
  • A minimum PTE score of 68.

 

 

Duke University

We recommend but do not require the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for non-native English speakers who feel their TOEFL or IELTS scores might represent their English ability better than their SAT or ACT scores do.  You can read more about how we consider the TOEFL here.

 

 

Johns Hopkins University

Results of TOEFL or IELTS that meet or exceed the following minimums.

Test Minimum Score Validity
TOEFL Paper-based Version: 600
Internet-based Version: 100
Exam date must have been
within the last 2 years*
IELTS Score of 7 or above Exam date must have been
within the last 2 years*

 

 

Amherst

 

English proficiency testing is not required of international students who either:

  • have conducted their entire secondary education at a school with English as the primary language of instruction;
    or
  • have taken the SAT and scored 700 or above on the Critical Reading section (CR) of the old SAT (pre-March 2016) OR 730 or above on the Evidence-based Reading & Writing section (ERW) of the newly redesigned SAT (post-March 2016);
    or
  • have taken the ACT with Writing and scored 32 or above on the Reading section.

 

Recommended Scores

Amherst does not superscore results for English proficiency tests; we will use only the results from the single test date on which the applicant acheived the highest total score. For international applicants required to submit evidence of English language proficiency, we require the following minimum scores:

  • 600 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT);
  • 100 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT);
  • 7.5 overall band score on IELTS;

 

 

Tufts

English language testing is required for students for whom English is not the primary language and not the language of instruction in their secondary school. Students with at least three years of study in a secondary school where the primary language is English do not need to submit English language testing, though they may if they would like. Tufts accepts the following English language tests, with the corresponding recommended minimum scores:

 

 

Test Recommended Minimum Score
TOEFL (Internet -based) 100
IELTS 7
PTE 68

 

 

The Tufts code for TOEFL submission is 3901.

Please note that there is no code for students to submit IELTS scores. Please either contact your test center and have the scores directly sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or ask your school counselor to send a verified copy to undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu.

 

 

Wellesley College

 

All applicants are required to take the ACT with Writing or the SAT. We also strongly recommend that students for whom English is a second language and who have been studying in an English-based curriculum for less than five years take the TOEFL.

Mount Holyoke College

Non-native English speakers are required to submit English proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic). Mount Holyoke has no minimum score, although the average TOEFL score is over 100, the average IELTS score is over 7 and the PTE is above 68.

 

Williams College

 

Those students whose first language or language of academic instruction is not English must document their English proficiency, but there is no one required examination. While we are happy to review TOEFL or IELTS results, such examinations are not requirements for admission to Williams.

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