ourlovestory

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Greetings Everyone,
Is TOEFL the only accepted proof of language proficiency? I was told Intensive English Programs may be accepted at a university as an alternative for the TOEFL. It is hard to get 100+ in the TOEFL and this might be a good option for people who want to strengthen their language and want to meet the language requirement at the same time.

Do you know?
 

drKJ

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Hi, some programs also consider IELTS score. But mostly US schools require TOEFL score , getting above 100 might be tough but possible. Also 100 above is not min required score , you can apply with score the school considers. If your profile is strong as a whole, TOEFL score less than 100 won't matter as long as you have a score what the school requires.
 
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ourlovestory

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Thank you drKJ. Any thoughts or info on the intensive English programs? Have you ever seen any discussions about it? I searched this forum but could not find any info.
 

drKJ

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I have not heard or seen any discussion about it either. I can say these programs can supplement the english profiency requirement but they can't be taken to replace TOEFL.
 
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ourlovestory

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Thanks again drKJ! I hope more colleagues chime in and share their thoughts.
 

oralcare123

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Every dental program has this info in their requirements - its TOEFL,IELTS - which is not at all easier then TOEFL or some other test. Some say, that you don't have to take TOEFL if you were enrolled in a program taught in English for 5 years or if you are a resident of the US. You need to check each program you are interested in