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
British Virgin Islands (Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis)
Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Ireland New Zealand United Kingdom
Source: List recommended by presenters at AACRAO international credential evaluation conference.