Each applicant originating from a country where English is not the primary language must also take the TOEFL examination. Since all courses and case presentations are presented in English, all residents must have superior and fluent English language skills and comprehension. An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report is required and a notarized copy is acceptable. The TOEFL is available through embassies and consulates around the world. For more information, write to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, U.S.A., or visit the TOEFL web site.

Internet-based TOEFL Test: This version of the TOEFL test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points. Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) receives a scaled score from 0 to 30. The scaled scores from the four sections are added together to determine the total score.

Paper-based TOEFL Test: The final PBT score ranges between 310 and 677 and is based on three subscores: Listening (31 – 68), Structure (31 – 68), and Reading (31 – 67). Unlike the internet based TOEFL, the score of the writing section (referred to as the Test of Written English, TWE) is not part of the final score; instead, it is reported separately on a scale of 0 – 6.

Accepted TOEFL Scores: Most colleges use TOEFL scores as only one factor in their admission process. Each college or program within a college often has a minimum TOEFL score required. The minimum TOEFL iBT scores range from 61 to 109. A sampling of required TOEFL admissions scores shows that a total TOEFL iBT score of 100 for graduate admissions is recommended.

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