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Language Proficiency Requirement for Non natives

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Language Proficiency Requirement for Non natives

Post Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:11 am
Hi

Most of the schools accept TOEFL, IELTS & other similar exams. The alternative to such a requirement is to submit a proof which states that the medium of instruction, throughout one's education, was English. Does this suffice in all schools? Does this mean that one can do away with TOEFL and those alike?

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Post Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:28 am
Poorti_20 wrote:
Hi

Most of the schools accept TOEFL, IELTS & other similar exams. The alternative to such a requirement is to submit a proof which states that the medium of instruction, throughout one's education, was English. Does this suffice in all schools? Does this mean that one can do away with TOEFL and those alike?
Hi there,
Most of the top MBA programs require TOEFL scores from international candidates whose native language is not English. Some programs even require a minimum score for admission.
However, several top programs like Sloan, Yale and Fuqua don’t require the TOEFL (or other English tests). You can read more about it here: https://aringo.com/mba-programs-that-dont-require-toefl/

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Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:58 am
An interesting comparison would be the wording Chicago Booth uses, as opposed to, say Berkeley Haas. Booth would let an Indian student waive the TOEFL if his/her undergraduate studies (not high school) were entirely in English, Haas would not. Same background, different options. Indian applicants are the ones who deal with this question the most, but it's also relevant for graduates of other schools where English is the primary language of instruction, such as the Recanati School at Israel's Interdisciplinary Center. So this has to be taken on a case-by-case basis.

In any case, the TOEFL isn't nearly as hard as the GMAT; many international students just take it to get it out of the way, so that they don't have to worry about limiting their options.

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Post Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:24 pm
Most top business schools will permit this kind of university certification to replace the TOEFL, but not all. For example, the University of California system -- UCLA and Berkeley, among others -- require the TOEFL for applicants from India, regardless of the language of instruction in their undergraduate studies. So you'd have to check on a case by case basis.

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Post Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:19 am
Thank you Margaret!

Quick question - Is this certification required for both under graduation and high school or only the former?

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Only for undergrad. But also be aware: it doesn't count if you're in a non-native country. that means Indians, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, even if you studied in English you have to take the test.

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