Post by: Kate Hoeting, MTS ‘21, Graduate Assistant in the Office of Admissions
This article is part of our “How to Apply” series, which answers common questions about the application process and includes these articles:
- “How to Apply: Letters of Recommendation”
- “How to Apply: Statement of Purpose”
- “How to Apply: Reapplication”
- “How to Apply: Writing Sample”
In this article, we walk through the requirements and best practices for the TOEFL/IELTS and the GRE. Please note that the GRE is optional for all applicants!
This post was originally written in 2018 but has been updated to reflect accurate application information in December 2020.
Is the TOEFL or the IELTS required for me?
All international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS, unless you attended an undergraduate institution where English was the sole language of instruction (e.g. a school in the U.S. or the American University of Paris). Even if your major or all the classes you took were taught solely in English, this policy is based upon the entire institution’s medium of instruction.Continue reading