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). For more information, please see the section headed "English Language Testing Requirements" on the "Admission" page (link below) of the online Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013. For reporting test results, the Ithaca College code for TOEFL is 2325. (There are no university and college codes for IELTS.)

Our recommended scores are 213 or higher on the TOEFL computer version, 80 or higher on the Internet-based version (iBT), and 6.0 or higher on the IELTS. Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university for at least two years, where English is the principal language of instruction and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam.

All applicants have the option to either submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their admission file, or to withhold them altogether from consideration.  A score of 600 on the critical reading (formerly "verbal") section of the SAT exempts applicants from the English language proficiency testing requirement.

For either test (SAT or ACT), you will need to specify that the results be sent to Ithaca College. The ETS college code for Ithaca College (needed for the SAT) is 2325 and the ACT college code is 2772. Official copies of test results on any government or centrally administered national college examinations should be forwarded directly to Ithaca College.

English Language Testing Requirements