English Proficiency Examination

International graduate applicants must demonstrate English-language proficiency by submitting either TOEFL or IELTS scores.  

Please Note: We encourage you to confirm, with your department, their TOEFL/IELTS score expectations.

Baylor's Institution Code: 6032

Minimum Scores

          Method Minimum Score
    Paper    550
    Computer    213
    Internet    80
    Business applicants    100


          Program        Minimum Score
    Business    7.0
    All others    6.5





TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.



After submitting your application, you may request an exemption by emailing GraduateAdmissions@baylor.edu.   
If you have not already loaded a transcript to your application file, please attach your transcript as supporting documentation.

International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement under the following circumstances:

  • You have a conferred bachelor's (or higher) degree from an accredited institution in the United States.
  • You have a conferred bachelor's (or higher) degree from an institution where English is the only language of instruction.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (this includes Puerto Rico).


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