International applicants are required to submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test or 80 on the Internet-based test is required for full admission.

An applicant who is academically qualified but who has submitted a TOEFL score of 500-527 (paper-based), 173-193 (computer-based) or 70 or below (Internet-based) may be conditionally admitted to the University, with the agreement that the student will attend our Intensive English Program (IEP) on a full-time basis. An applicant with a TOEFL score between 530-547 or 197-210 or 71-79 may be admitted with the condition that he or she must attend IEP part-time and register for a part-time academic load. Upon successful completion of IEP or achievement of an institutional TOEFL score of 550 or the equivalent, full admission will be granted.

In lieu of the TOEFL, an applicant may in some cases submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum Band 6.5 score is required for full admission. An applicant who submits a score of 6.0 may be conditionally admitted and attend IEP part-time. Applicants with scores below 6.0 will be required to attend our IEP program full time. Interested students should contact the appropriate graduate program director for specific guidance on making this substitution.

Students conditionally admitted into a graduate program and attending the IEP program on a full-time or part-time basis can be fully admitted into a graduate program by passing all classes through IEP and with the approval of IEP instructors, provided they also meet every requirement for the program in which they wish to enroll, including any additional requirements specified in their acceptance letter. To learn more, visit the IEP website.

Please use the University of Dayton's institution code, 1834, when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Services (ETS).

Chinese students have the option of supporting their TOEFL or IELTS score through ALPPS. If you create an ALPPS profile, you may have the opportunity to participate in a free 30-60 minute online conference call, which includes an oral and written interview. The University of Dayton does not require applicants to use ALPPS, but it can provide us with additional information to evaluate you along with your official application.