For International Students

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 one of the following exams:

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. Additionally, the Office of Admissions can waive the English language proficiency requirement if the applicant has graduated from an English speaking institution with an undergraduate or graduate degree.

  • TOEFL: Recommended score of 100 (iBT), 600 (paper-based test), or 250 (computer-based test)
    • TOEFL iBT MyBest™ scores are accepted for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • TOEFL Essentials exam is not accepted.
  • School of Continuing Studies Institution Code: 5986
  • IELTS: Recommended score of 7.0.
  • School of Continuing Studies Institution Code: 5986

Your English proficiency test should be completed early to allow time for the official results to be sent to the Georgetown SCS Office of Admissions (institution code 5986) by the application deadline for your intended semester of attendance. Submitted test results cannot be older than 2 years from the original test date. 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.

Please have your official scores sent electronically to Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies by indicating as the intended recipient of the report.

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