Applicants who have received a post-secondary degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction are also exempt. These applicants must provide proof of the language of instruction in order to be exempt.
Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, applicants may submit either official or unofficial copies of English proficiency scores for initial application evaluation. Applicants should send official scores to UNLV Graduate College through the testing agency, or email your unofficial score reports to email@example.com. If you are admitted on unofficial scores, your admission will be conditional upon receiving official exam scores early in the semester of admission.
Test scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
Acceptable scores that evidence sufficient English proficiency for each test are as follows:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74
- (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213
- (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP)
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Note: Graduate departments may require a higher minimum score for admission.