English Speaking Countries
The Graduate School will routinely waive the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree, within the last 24 months, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language. Some graduate programs may still require a test of English proficiency for admission; please confirm with your department whether they will also grant this waiver.
If you are admitted under this waiver and are still finishing your degree, you must satisfactorily complete your degree and submit a final official transcript showing that this degree has been awarded BEFORE the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) can produce your US immigration document (I-20 or DS-2019).
Official English-speaking countries/locations, in addition to the U.S., include:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Malta|
|British Virgin Islands||Pitcarin Islands|
|Canada||Republic of Ireland|
|Christmas Island||Sierra Leone|
|Falkland Islands||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|The Gambia||St. Vincent and Grenadines|
|Grenada||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Guyana||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Isle of Man||Uganda|