English

All international students must demonstrate English proficiency for admission into IUPUI graduate and professional programs.  Non-native English speaking domestic applicants may also be required to complete standardized testing dependent on their English proficiency.

There are many different ways to demonstrate your English proficiency to meet our graduate or professional admission requirements. Please make careful note of the different minimum requirements for Purdue and IU graduate programs shown below. Additionally, some graduate programs only accept the TOEFL, and some may require a score higher than the minimum campus standard. Verify this information with your program before selecting an alternative to the TOEFL. 

 

Minimum Requirements for Admission for Purdue Programs

TOEFL (iBT) School Code: 1325 

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition   - If available in your area

Total Score: 80

  • Reading: 19
  • Listening: 14
  • Speaking: 18
  • Writing: 18
Must meet total and all sub-section scores.

TOEFL Essentials: 1325

Total Score: 8

  • Reading: 8
  • Listening: 8
  • Speaking: 8
  • Writing: 8

Must meet total and all sub-section scores.

IELTS

IELTS Indicator - Online - If available in your area

Overall Band Score: 6.5
  • Reading: 6.5
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0
  • Writing: 5.5
Must meet overall and all sub-section scores.
IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) Level 7 
Degree from an English-speaking Country  Completed Bachelor's degree or higher from one of these designated countries (both lists) within the last 36 months
*Duolingo English Test - (DET) - (students from mainland China and from Iran only)

Minimum score of 105  *

Scores will be accepted for exams taken within the time frames listed below:

  • mainland China -  March 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021
  • Iran -  March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2022

*All English proficiency exams must be submitted before admissions. Once a student is admitted, English proficiency exams or updated scores will not be accepted.

 

Minimum Requirements for Admission for IU Programs

TOEFL (iBT) School Code: 1325

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition   - If available in your area

Total Score: 79

TOEFL Essentials: 1325

Total Score: 8

  • Reading: 8
  • Listening: 8
  • Speaking: 8
  • Writing: 8

Must meet total and all sub-section scores.

IELTS

IELTS Indicator - Online  - If available in your area

Overall Band Score: 6.5
IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) Level 7 
Any ELS center located in the US or Canada  Level 112 Check with your academic department for approval
Degree from an English-speaking Country  Completed Bachelor's degree or higher from one of these designated countries (both lists) 
ECFMG Certification Official certification received from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
*Duolingo English Test - (DET) - (students from mainland China and from Iran only)

Minimum score of 105  *

Scores will be accepted for exams taken within the time frames listed below:

  • mainland China -  March 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021
  • Iran -  March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2022

*All English proficiency exams must be submitted before admissions. Once a student is admitted, English proficiency exams or updated scores will not be accepted.

 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Students who are admitted with TOEFL iBT of 79-99 or IELTS of 6.5-7.0 will be required to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) placement test.

*Please note, students admitted with an online English Proficiency exam, DuoLingo (see above for eligibility), IELTS IndicatorTOEFL iBT Home Edition, or TOEFL Essentials will also be required to take the EAP placement test in all cases. Depending on your EAP test results, you may need to take EAP courses at the same time as your academic major courses for one or two semesters. Your letter of admission will indicate if you are required to take this test.