If you are not a native speaker of English, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application). You may use the results from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy this requirement:

1.)    Receiving minimum scores of 79 (Internet-based test – iBT), 550 ( Old Paper-based test – PBT) or 22/30 on each of the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections (“New” Paper-based test- PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test.  Use Institution Code 3915 (UCONN- Storrs Campus) for reporting your test results.

2.)    Receiving a minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.

3.)    Receiving a minimum score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or

4.)    Qualifying for a Score Waiver.pdf. Please click on the link for additional details on the TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Interview.

Please note we do not accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) results, unless they are from UConn.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and you plan to obtain a teaching assistantship, you must satisfy UConn’s English Proficiency Policy before being allowed to instruct a class.  For more information, please contact International Teaching Assistant Services.

In all cases, your submitted test results must be no more than two years old.

If you believe you might qualify for a waiver of the Test of English Proficiency requirement, please contact The Graduate School (Phone: 860-486-3617, Email: