Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of testing is required of international students for admission to Ithaca?

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of a test of English proficiency. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the most frequently submitted. However, applicants may also submit test results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Our recommended scores are 80 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and 6.0 or higher on the IELTS. Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university for at least three years, where English is the principal language of instruction and have earned passing grades in English courses are exempt from an English proficiency exam. Please contact the Office of Admission for further information about language-fluency certification.