FBS English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants to FBS whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to in one of the following ways:

English Proficiency Options

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Minimum TOEFL Scores Required by the Graduate School for Admission

TOEFL iBT

TOEFL iBT

(Home Edition)

TOEFL

Paper-delivered

TOEFL

Essentials

Writing

18

18

18

8

Speaking

18

18

N/A

8

Listening

14

14

14

8

Reading

19

19

19

8

Minimum Overall Required for Admission

80

80

N/A

8

IELTS - International English Language Testing System

Minimum IELTS Scores Required by the Graduate School for Admission

IELTS

IELTS Indicator

Reading

6.5

6.5

Listening

6.0

6.0

Speaking

6.0

6.0

Writing

5.5

5.5

Minimum Overall Required for Admission

6.5

6.5

English Proficiency Waiver Opportunities

FBS will routinely waive the English Proficiency testing requirements for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree, within the last 36 months prior to the time of recommendation for admission, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language.

Official English-speaking countries/locations, in addition to the U.S., include:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Helena
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Lucia
  • Vincent and Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe