Is a TOEFL or IELTS score the only way to prove English language proficiency?

No, submitting the appropriate Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam score is only one way to meet the English language proficiency requirement. Valid proof of English proficiency includes:

  • A current minimum required official score on the International TOEFL, the PSU Institutional TOEFL, or the IELTS;
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score more than two years old if the score exceeded the minimum requirement and you have maintained continuous residency in the United States since the exam date; or
  • Completion of a 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.