International Scholars: Degree Seeking International Students
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Prior to consideration for admission to the degree programs, foreign applicants for whom English is a second language must take the TOEFL unless the applicant has successfully completed a minimum of two academic years of full-time study at the secondary school or college level in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, or New Zealand immediately prior to the proposed date of enrollment in the University.
The TOEFL examination is given at various times during the year in many centers throughout the world. Information about the exam can be obtained at a university or the U.S. embassy in the resident country.
A minimum score is required of students applying for entry into both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-degree students need a working knowledge of English. Intensive English study may be required before enrollment. Information about UIC's Tutorium in Intensive English will be made available upon request.