Language Proficiency Waivers

International applicants with post-secondary degrees from the United States and/or select countries are exempt from providing English language exam scores (ex. TOEFL, IELTS) with their application package.

A bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the primary spoken language of daily life and the medium of instruction or you completed at least two years of full-time study at such institutions. Please note language of instruction in English is not sufficient unless the university is located in the United Sates or on the list of countries below.

TOEFL- and IELTS-exempt countries

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Québec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe