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I completed an ESL program at Portland State University. Am I required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores to apply for admission?

Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate applicants are not required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores if they completed an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at PSU and have been released from English language proficiency requirement by the ESL coordinator. Successful completion of an ESL program and release by the ESL coordinator at PSU is valid proof of English language proficiency.

Graduate applicants who completed an ESL program at PSU must contact the department to which they are applying to petition the Office of Graduate Studies for special consideration. The Admissions office is not able to waive the English language proficiency requirement without the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies.