English Language Exams
All international students whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam unless they:
- Have earned an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction
- Are a citizen or permanent resident of a country where English is an official language
- Have been living and working full-time in the United States for two or more years
Applicants should note this exemption where indicated in the application.
TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. The Chicago Booth's TOEFL test code is 1832-02. Please use this code to have results sent to the Chicago Booth.
- Expired scores - Your score will be considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to the submission of your application. If your score has expired, you must retake the examination and submit the official scores before the application deadline.
- Required score - See chart below. For TOEFL, the minimum score will differ depending on whether you took the computer, internet-based, or paper test. Applicants who score below the minimums may still apply, but admission would be contingent upon meeting the minimum scores or other language requirements. Please visit the Office International Affairs website for more information.
|Computer test minimum score
|Paper test minimum score
|Internet-based test (iBT)