International Student and Scholar Services

Exceptions to the TOEFL Requirement

 

Generally speaking, students cannot be exempted from the minimum English scores necessary for admission; however, the requirement may be waived for applicants who:

                  Anguilla
                  Antigua
                  Australia
                  Bahamas
                  Barbados
                  Barbuda
                  Belize
                  British Virgin Islands
                  Canada (excluding Quebec)
                  Dominica
                  Grand Cayman Islands
                  Grenada
                  Guyana
                  Ireland
                  Jamaica
                  Montserrat
                  New Zealand
                  St. Kitts & Nevis
                  St. Lucia
                  St. Vincent & the Grenadines
                  Trinidad & Tobago
                  Turks & Caicos Islands
                  United Kingdom

While there are, of course, other countries where English is spoken as one of several official languages, applicants who do not fall into one of the above categories are required to prove English language proficiency. If you completed your education entirely in English, and in a country where English is considered an official language, you may submit a written appeal with your application explaining why you qualify for a TOEFL waiver. Appeals will be reviewed after all application items have been received, though there is no guarantee that a TOEFL waiver will be granted.


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