All applicants for whom English is not a primary language may be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score in order to complete their application. Additionally, some students may be invited to participate in the University of Chicago’s Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program that takes place in the summer before the start of the Autumn Quarter.
Applicants submitting a TOEFL score must meet the following requirements:
- Total score must be 104 or higher.
- Sub-scores must be 26 or higher.
- Scores must be less than two years old.
- Scores must be sent to the University of Chicago, institutional code 1832.
Applicants submitting an IELTS score must meet the following requirements:
- Total score must by 7 or higher.
- Sub-scores must be 7 or higher.
- Score must be less than two years old.
- Scores should be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:
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English has been a primary language of communication and schooling for you since childhood; or you were enrolled for at least one academic year in full-time status in a course of study at an accredited English-medium post-secondary institution in one of the following countries or territories within the past ten years: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States.
Education in English-medium institutions in other countries or territories does not qualify for the exemption.
High school or secondary school does not qualify an applicant for exemption; nor do part-time or research-based programs that did not involve full time coursework in English.
Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program
Some applicants may be admitted conditionally if they attend the University of Chicago’s Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP). There is no separate application for the AEPP.
The Division of the Humanities also offers a resource page with additional information for international students about UChicago programs and offices, housing resources, and general assistance.
Please feel free to contact the Divisional staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Digital Studies staff at email@example.com with any further questions.