There are some instances where the TOEFL/IELTS exam requirement may be waived.

Waiving the requirement is done on a case by case basis and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid admissions committee has the discretion to require a TOEFL/IELTS from any student at any time. The TOEFL/IELTS exam may be considered for a waiver for the following reasons:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S.
  • You have attended a U.S. high school for four years or one of the TOEFL exempt countries, below, and have a SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 560 or higher (21 ACT English sub score) or,
  • Your SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score is 660 or higher (27 ACT English sub score), regardless of where you are attending or have attended secondary school.
    TOEFL-exempt Countries
    Australia
    Canada (all provinces except Quebec)
    Selected countries in Commonwealth of the Caribbean:
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    British Virgin Islands (Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis)
    Cayman Islands
    Dominica
    Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
    Grenada
    Guyana
    Jamaica
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Ireland
    New Zealand
    United Kingdom

Source: List recommended by presenters at AACRAO international credential evaluation conference.