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International Student English Proficiency Requirement

English language proficiency must be demonstrated for admission. Starting in the Spring 2015 applicants may apply for conditional English admission. Students may select this option on the Common Application. Further details will soon be posted about the admission process for Conditional English applicants.  All international applicants, excluding those who meet the criteria to have their english proficiency waived as outlined below, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic Test

If you are interested in applying for English Conditional Admission click here.

English Proficiency Exams

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.

English Proficiency Requirement Waived

Note: If you do not meet our minimum English proficiency requirements you may be automatically placed into our Conditional English program. Additionally, if you meet our general English proficiency requirements but fall below a 15 on any subsection on the TOEFL or a 4.0 on any subsection on the IELTS you may also be automatically placed into our Conditional English program.

The English Proficiency Requirement may be waived if you:

  • Completed at least two consecutive years of your education (high school equivalent) in the United States or one of the countries listed below
  • Completed a CIEE Applicant Interview (New!)
    CIEE
  • 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