The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider all materials submitted in the application package to determine your level of English proficiency. The table below shows the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores that meet the English proficiency requirement and those that require participation in the Maryland English Institute. Please have an official report of your scores sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.
|English Proficiency Tests||Score|
|Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT)|
|University of Maryland passing score||575|
|Maryland English Institute||474 to 574|
|Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT)|
|University of Maryland passing score||100|
|Maryland English Institute||99 or lower|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)|
|University of Maryland passing score||7|
|Maryland English Institute||6.5 or lower|
While a passing TOEFL/IELTS score is the only absolute way a student can meet the English proficiency requirement, we may consider waiving the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if a student has completed one of the following:
British Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
1. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but the TOEFL is required.
2. TOEFL/IELTS is required for the French system only.
3. English speaking territories only.
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