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I am not an international student, but I am permanent resident (green card holder), a United States citizen, or a refugee/asylee. Am I required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam to apply for admission to Portland State University?

Undergraduate applicants who are permanent residents, citizens, or refugees/asylees of the United States are not required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores.

Graduate applicants who are permanent residents, citizens, or refugees/asylees of the United States must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not their native language. The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if they completed their entire bachelor's degree program, master's degree program or doctoral program in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or the United States.