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English Language Proficiency Exams

International applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting either official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The test must be taken prior to beginning graduate study in a degree program.  Applicants are responsible for contacting the test administrator and requesting that official copies of their TOEFL or IELTS scores be sent to the Graduate School.  Depending upon performance on the TOEFL or IELTS and on-campus English language examinations, the University may require an applicant to enroll in and satisfactorily complete specified courses in the University's ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program. 

Test Information
Preferred Score Expectations

Preferred Score Expectations

UL Lafayette Graduate School has set the following preferred expectations for English Language Proficiency Exams. TOEFL or IELTS scores are only one factor of several considered when determining admission.

NOTES:  1) UL Lafayette Graduate School uses a portfolio approach in all admission decisions; 2) Some graduate programs expect slightly higher than the general scores stated below.  3) Conditional admission may be considered for application portfolios with TOEFL or IELTS scores below the stated preferred expectations.


Internet-based Test: 79
Computer-based Test: 213
Paper-based Test: 550


Preferred score expectation: 6.5

UL Lafayette Score Report Code

The score report code for UL Lafayette is 6672.

It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for your official scores to be received in the Graduate School once you request they be sent. 

Test Information

Contact TOEFL

P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, NJ, USA 08541-6103

Contact IELTS