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English Language Proficiency Options

The most common and widely accepted test is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Our institution code for the TOEFL is 4843.

The following are acceptable as proof of English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79 
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77
  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): Minimum overall score of 58
  • U of I American Language & Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass
  • U.S. Education Earned Bachelor, or higher, degree at accredited U.S. institution
  • Duolingo English Test: Minimum Overall 110 (this test is only accepted temporarily)

A waiver for this requirement is automatically granted to applicants whose education is from countries where English is an official/native language. For more information, visit our English language countries page.

Notes

  • All tests must have been taken within two years of the semester you are applying.
  • Some graduate programs have a higher requirement. If so, you will need to take the TOEFL, or equivalent test, and obtain the higher score prior to be granted regular admission.
  • Some graduate programs allow "conditional admission", which means admission may be granted to applicants who qualify academically, but have not yet achieved U of I minimum English language requirements. To view information and a list of programs accepting students on conditional admission, visit our conditional admission webpage.

Office of Graduate Admissions

Physical Address:

820 Idaho Avenue
Morrill Hall, Room 205
Moscow, ID 83843

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019