TOEFL Exemption

Undergraduate International Applicants

International students must demonstrate proficiency in English as one of the admissions requirements for undergraduate admission. Submission of a minimum score of 65 iBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English.

Exempt from submitting TOEFL scores are applicants:

  •  who have earned a high school diploma from a high school in the English educational system in any English speaking countries/regions,
  • who have successfully completed a minimum of two terms of full time post-secondary academic studies in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, or New Zealand at an institution where English proficiency is required for admission,
  • who have acceptable GCE Ordinary Level or Advanced Level results, GCSE results or acceptable test results of Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) by the West African Examinations Council,
  • who are recommended by the Castleton University approved ESL schools in the U.S. or by other institutions of higher learning with which Castleton University has a signed agreement regarding this requirement, or
  • who have a minimum 5.5 on the IELTS.

Graduate International Applicants

Exempt from submitting TOEFL scores are applicants:

  • who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in the English educational system in any English speaking countries/regions,
  • who have a minimum 6.5 on the IELTS, or
  • who are recommended by the Castleton approved ESL schools in the U.S. or by other institutions of higher learning with which Castleton has a signed agreement regarding this requirement.

Castleton reserves the right to determine whether or not an admission test is required of an international applicant.