Students educated outside the U.S. for secondary school (high school) and/or university are required to submit an exam score that meets our English proficiency requirement.
If your English proficiency scores are below the minimum requirement, you might be considered for Conditional Admission.
Students can demonstrate proof of English proficiency by one of the following:
|TOEFL Internet-Based (IBT)
||80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17
||60 - 79 on the IBT TOEFL
School Code: 1165
||6.5 on the IELTS Academic
||6.0 on the IELTS Academic
||minimum evidence based reading and writing score of 550
School Code: 1165
||minimum reading score of 18 and English score of 20
School Code: 1012
||minimum English academic scores of 53
||42 on the English academic score
|Composition I & II from U.S. accredited university or college
||minimum grade of C in Composition I & Composition II (or equivalent to DePaul's WRD 103 and 104) from a U.S. accredited university or college
Institutional TOEFL: To take an Institutional TOEFL at DePaul's English Language Academy (ELA), please contact the ELA office at +1 (312) 362-6455 about the next available test. If a test space is available, you will need to register and complete a FERPA release form. The cost of this paper-based TOEFL is $50 USD. Please note that scores on the Institutional TOEFL can only be reported to DePaul University.
Official TOEFL, IELTS Academic and PTE Academic exam scores are valid for two years. Official SAT and ACT exam scores are valid for five years. Scores that are older will not be accepted.
Exception: Students whose secondary education (for all years of secondary/high school) and university level coursework took place in one of the countries below may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement. Students born in one of these countries, yet educated elsewhere, are required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
U.S., Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados,
Belize, Canada (English speaking provinces), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji,
Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Islands,
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts
& Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad &
Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom (including Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland), Vanuatu, and Windward Islands.