English Language Exams

In order to succeed academically at Georgetown, you must be able to excel in courses that are reading- and writing-intensive. We require applicants whose native language is not English to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English is considered your native language if it is the only official language of your home country and the primary language spoken in your home. If English is not your native language, evidence of proficiency in its use will be considered in the review of your application for admission, along with your academic and professional credentials.

Your English proficiency test should be completed early to allow time for the official results to be sent to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline for your intended semester of attendance. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency. Photocopies, personal copies, notarized copies, or faxed documents may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

We require a minimum score on the TOEFL test in the range of 550–600 (paper-based test), 225–250 (computer-based test), or 90–100 (iBT) to be considered for admission. These minimum criteria can not be waived.

Test of English as a Foreign Language
The Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6155
Princeton, NJ 08541-6155
Phone: (609) 771-7100
www.ets.org/toefl/
School of Continuing Studies Institution Code: 5986

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The minimum score range on the IELTS test is 7.0–8.0 to be considered for admission. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) program does not permit the IELTS in its reviews.

International English Language Testing System International
100 East Corson St., Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 564-2054
ielts@ieltsintl.org

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the Office of Admissions.