How can I request an exemption from taking the TOEFL exam?
Due to the highly selective nature of our admissions process, and because many students schooled in other countries are bilingual or speak a language other than English, we request TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores to confirm a student’s proficiency in English. However, International applicants who have recently and successfully completed at least four years of rigorous academic studies in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or Australia (and have SAT Critical Reading scores in the mid-600 range) have the option of petitioning for an exemption of the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS exams if they exceeded the expectations required by the University. Any exceptions would have to be requested in writing with or following the submission of your actual application. A decision could only be made after the entire file has been reviewed. Such requests must be accompanied with full details explaining your reasons for the request.