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  • International Student Requirents

    Transcript Evaluations

    If you've previously attended college outside of the United States, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation may be required.

    Required

    • RN-BSN
    • Center for Hospitality and Sport Management
    • College of Law
    • College of Medicine*
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • School of Education
    • School of Public Health

    Not Required

    • All undergraduate programs except for RN-BSN
    • College of Computing and Informatics
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Media Arts and Design
    • Goodwin College
    • LeBow College of Business

    If an evaluation is required, you're responsible for contacting your previous schools and requesting that transcripts be sent to World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency for transcript evaluations. WES will then complete the evaluation and send it directly to Drexel via mail or AccessWES. We can not accept photocopies or student copies. Study abroad experiences are exempt from this requirement as long as the facilitating US school provides an official transcript of those courses on your behalf.

    Standard Mail
    World Education Services
    PO Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10004

    Express/Courier Mail
    World Education Services
    PMB 006
    80 Broad Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10004

    Some colleges accept evaluations from agencies other than WES:

    Educational Credential Evaluators

    • College of Law
    • Master of Laboratory Animal Science
    • MS in Drug Discovery and Development
    • MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions

    International Consultants of Delaware

    • Master of Laboratory Animal Science
    • MS in Drug Discovery and Development
    • MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions

    *The College of Medicine Clinical Research programs do not require a WES evaluation or TOEFL scores as long as you are ECFMG certified and complete all three steps of the USMLE.

     

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    If the TOEFL is required, please request that an official score report be sent to Drexel using our school code, 2194. We can not accept photocopies or student copies.

    Our undergraduate programs also accept scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS.)

    Each college sets their own standards for whether the test is required, and what score ranges are accepted:

    Undergraduate Programs


    • If English is not your native language you may be required to take the TOEFL 
    • RN to BSN applicants born outside of the US must submit TOEFL scores
    • All programs except for RN-BSN

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 79 (computer exam)
    • IELTS - 6.5

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've completed English Composition I and II with grades of C or better from a regionally accredited institution in the United States.
    • You've completed four years of high school and received a high school diploma from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, or Ireland.
    • RN-BSN

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL (paper) - 550 overall and 550 on the speaking section
    • TOEFL (compuer) - 79 overall and 26 on the speaking section
    • IELTS - 6.5 overall and 7.5 on the speaking section

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've earned an associates degree or diploma in nursing at a US institution and have a current, unrestricted US RN license
    • You've graduated from a high school in the US
    • You've passed the GED exam in the US
    • You grew up on an English-speaking military base

    Graduate Programs


    • Applicants who did not receive a degree from the US or exempt countries may need to take the TOEFL
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Goodwin
    • Media Arts and Design
    • Nursing and Health Professions
    • Public Health

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 79 (computer exam)
    • IELTS - 6.5

    Test may be waived if:

    • Your bachelor’s or master’s degree is from a college in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland.
    • Your bachelor’s degree is from one of the following countries where English was the language of instruction: American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Ghana, Guam, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, or Zimbabwe.
    • Computing and Informatics

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 600 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 100 (computer exam)
    • Scores must be less than two years old

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a US based institution.
    • Law

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 79 (computer exam)

    Test may be waived if:

    • Your bachelor’s or master’s degree is from a college in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland.
    • Your bachelor’s degree is from one of the following countries where English was the language of instruction: American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Ghana, Guam, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, or Zimbabwe.

    • LeBow (Business)

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 600 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 90 (computer exam)

    Test may be waived if:

    • Your bachelor’s or master’s degree is from a college in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland.
    • Your bachelor’s degree is from one of the following countries where English was the language of instruction: American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Ghana, Guam, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, or Zimbabwe.
    • Medicine (Clinical Research Programs)

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 90 (computer exam) 

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution
    • You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years
    • You're an ECFMG Certified physician, and submit an official USMLE transcript.
    • Medicine (Master of Laboratory Animal Science)

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 90 (computer exam)

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution
    • You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years
    • Medicine (MS in Drug Discovery and Development)

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • TOEFL - 550 (paper exam)
    • TOEFL - 90 (computer exam)

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution
    • You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years
    • Medicine (MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation)

     

    Minimum requirements:

    • There is no minimum requirement 

    Test may be waived if:

    • You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution
    • You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years
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