All Syracuse University schools and colleges require a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score for international students whose first language is other than English. Below is a chart of the preferred scores by school/college. It is recommended that visiting international students have comparable scores to ensure success in their summer courses.
Minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores
|Syracuse University Schools/Colleges||Preferred TOEFL||Preferred IELTS|
|The College of Arts and Sciences||85||6.5|
|Whitman School of Management||90||7|
|School of Architecture||90||7|
|S.I. Newhouse School of Communications||102||7 (7.5 preferred)|
|School of Education||80||6.5|
|College of Engineering and Computer Science||80||6.5|
|David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics||80||6.5|
|School of Information Studies||80||6.5|
|College of Visual and Performing Arts||80||6.5|
The TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived in certain situations, based on the strength of the student’s academic performance. Some examples include:
- an applicant attending a school in the U.S. or outside the U.S. that is based on the American system of education, where the language of instruction for a student’s entire schooling has been in English
- a student has strong SAT critical reading and writing scores
- a student has studied at a college or university in the United States for at least one full academic year and has a strong record of academic performance
The decision to waive the standard requirement is at the discretion of the Summer@Syracuse admissions committee. It is therefore recommended that all students whose native language is not English take either the TOEFL or IELTS test as part of the application process.
Students who have completed four years of study in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. accredited college or university, may also have the language testing requirement waived.
Students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL requirement may wish to contact Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) for further information.