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English Language Proficiency Exams

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. 

* Applicants who hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree, with primary instruction in English, from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand are not required to demonstrate English proficiency. All other applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) official scores. The Graduate School reserves the right to require proof of English proficiency of other applicants when deemed warranted.

Test Information
Minimum Expectations

Minimum Expectations

UL Lafayette Graduate School has set the following minimum expectations for English Language Proficiency Exams.

NOTE: Some graduate programs expect higher scores than those stated below. Check with the graduate coordinator or graduate program website for more information.


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 13 days 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