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  • International Student Requirements

    If English is not your native language or you've attended college outside of the United States, you may be required to submit additional application materials.

    Transcript Evaluations

    If you've previously attended college outside of the United States, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation may be required. If so, you are responsible for contacting your previous schools and requesting that official transcripts be sent to World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency for evaluation. 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 as long as the facilitating U.S. school provides an official transcript of those courses on your behalf. Drexel University reserves the right to request transcripts from study abroad experiences if needed.

    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.

    Requirements by College

    Each college department sets their own standards for what documents are required, as well as which evaluation agencies and score ranges are acceptable:


    Undergraduate Programs

    RN to BSN

    • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, or International Consultants of Delaware are accepted.
    • Applicants born outside of the US must submit TOEFL scores. 
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 overall and 550 on the speaking section (paper exam), 79 overall and 26 on the speaking section (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5 overall and 7.5 on the speaking section
    • Test scores 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; or You grew up on an English-speaking military base.

    All Other Undergraduate Programs

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • If English is not your native language you may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

    Graduate Programs

    Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

    • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services is accepted.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

    College of Computing and Informatics

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • Test scores must be less than two years old.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 600 (paper exam), 100 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5 - 7.0
    • Test scores may be waived if — You've completed a bachelor's or graduate degree from a US based institution.

    College of Engineering

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 600 (paper exam), 100 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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. 

    College of Engineering — Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 560 (paper exam), 92 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

    College of Law

    • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services and Educational Credential Evaluators are accepted.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

    College of Media Arts and Design

    • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
    • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
    • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
    • Test scores 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; or 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.

      College of Medicine – Biomedicine

      • Includes the following Master's Programs: Drug Discovery and Development, Laboratory Animal Science, and Molecular Medicine.
      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, and International Consultants of Delaware are accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 90 (computer exam)
      • Test scores may be waived if — You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution; or You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years.

      College of Medicine – Clinical Research

      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services is accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 90 (computer exam)
      • Test scores may be waived if — You've earned a bachelor’s or master's degree from a US institution; or You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years.
      • No transcript evaluation or TOEFL scores are required if you are ECFMG certified and complete all three steps of the USMLE.

      College of Medicine – Medical and Healthcare Simulation

      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, and International Consultants of Delaware are accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — None
      • Minimum IETLS Score — 6.0
      • Test scores may be waived if — You've worked full-time in an English-speaking country for more than two years; or Your degree is from one of the following countries where English was the language of instruction: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, 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.

      College of Nursing and Health Professions

      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, and International Consultants of Delaware are accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.

      Close School of Entrepreneurship

      • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.

      Goodwin College of Professional Studies

      • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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 College of Business

      • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 600 (paper exam), 90 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.

      School of Education

      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services is accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.

      School of Education — EdD

      • Outside transcript evaluation is not required  However, you still need complete, official transcripts and proof of degree conferral for all completed programs, as well as translations of all non-English documents. Many institutions will send transcripts in English only upon request, so please make sure to verify that they will do so. If your institution is unable to send an English translation, you will need to obtain one from World Education Services (WES) or another approved agency.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.

      School of Public Health

      • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required — World Education Services is accepted.
      • Minimum TOEFL Score — 550 (paper exam), 79 (computer exam)
      • Minimum IELTS Score — 6.5
      • Test scores 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; or 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.