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English Proficiency

All applicants must be proficient in the English language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory of all applicants except those who are from English speaking countries.
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All applicants must be proficient in the English language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory of all applicants except those who are from English speaking countries.

The University of San Diego's minimum scores are:

TOEFL
237 on the computer-based test
580 on the paper-based test
83 on the internet-based test

The School of Business graduate programs require a minimum score of 92 on the internet–based exam.

IELTS
Band score 7

In order for scores to be valid they should not be any older than 2 years. USD will only accept official scores. Please make sure you provide USD's college code 4849. For a testing center in your country, please visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.

International students who receive a bachelor's degree from a USD–approved post–secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction may have the English language test requirement waived.