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International Student English Proficiency Requirement

English language proficiency must be demonstrated for admission, we do not offer Conditional Admission. All international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic Test.

IIT's TOEFL code is 1318.

If you are taking the IELTS, request the scores to be sent to:

Illinois Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
10 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Please visit the TOEFL, IELTS and Pearson sites for more information.

The TOEFL is given in three formats: paper-based, computer-based, or internet-based. The following are minimum scores required depending on which format you complete. You must submit a score report from one these options. You must earn a minimum of one of the following:

  • 550 on the paper test
  • 213 on the computer-based test
  • 80 on the Internet-based test

You must earn a minimum overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS.

On the PTE Academic Test, you must earn a 53 or better.

The English Proficiency Requirement may be waived if you:

  • Have completed two consecutive years of study at a high school in the United States
  • Were born and raised for at least five consecutive years in a country where the native or official language is English
  • Completed your education (high school equivalent) in a country where the native or official language is English
  • Have received our minimum required reading score on the college entrance exams of 25 for the ACT or 550 for the SAT.
  • Transfer applicants may also have this requirement waived if they have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at a U.S. college or university, excluding any coursework in English as a Second Language.
  • Are an applicant from one of the following countries:
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Denmark
Dominica
Fiji
Finland
Gambia
Ghana
Great Britain
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Micronesia
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Swaziland
Sweden
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda
USA
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe