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IUPUI Office of
International Admissions

902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213

Front Desk Hours
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

English Proficiency Requirements for IUPUI Graduate Admission

All non-native speakers of English must present evidence of English language proficiency as part of their application to IUPUI. You may demonstrate your proficiency in English for a graduate program in one of five ways. Click on the following options to view details:

  • Option 1: Submit an Approved English Proficiency Exam Score
    • The date of the score report must be within two years of the application deadline.

      Exam Minimum
      Score for Admission
      EAP Test Exemption* Notes
      TOEFL (iBT) 79 No: Scores 79-99
      Yes: Scores 100 or higher
      School Code: 1325
      Results must be sent from ETS.
      Subscore requirements may vary by academic department - please contact your department of interest for specific requirements
      TOEFL (paper-based) 550 No School Code: 1325
      Results must be sent from ETS
      IELTS 6.5 No: Scores 6.5-7.0
      Yes: Scores 7.5 or higher
      Submit official score results directly to the Office of International Affairs
      IUPUI EAP Placement Exam Placement in GO11 or higher N/A Not applicable to Purdue PhD programs
      Only for students living locally

      EAP results expire after one year
      *See description of EAP exam at the bottom of this page
  • Option 2: Complete Approved University-Level Coursework
  • Option 3: Graduate from an approved ELS Language Center
    • Level Institution EAP Test Exemption* Notes
      ELS 112 Any US-based ELS Center No Please check with your academic department for approval
      *See description of EAP exam at the bottom of this page
  • Option 4: Complete Post-Secondary Education and Hold Designated Exempt Country Citizenship
    • Degree Type Requirement EAP Test Exemption* Notes
      Bachelor's or Higher Degree from country designated by IUPUI as qualifying for a "Proof of English Proficiency Exemption" Degree earned No
      *See description of EAP exam at the bottom of this page
  • Option 5: Submit One of the Following Credentials (Medical Graduates Only)
    • Credential Type EAP Test Exemption*
      ECFMG Certification
      (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
      Certificate of Completion from US-based ACGME-accredited Residency/Graduate Medical Education Program
      (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
      *See description of EAP exam at the bottom of this page
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Exams
    • Admitted students from countries where English is not the predominant native language take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) placement exam during new international student orientation. This exam is a separate requirement from the Proof of English Proficiency requirement outlined above. This exam is required in addition to the proof of proficiency unless an exemption is indicated above.

      The EAP Exam is not an admission requirement, but simply a placement exam. IUPUI offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. The placement exam determines whether you are required to take any of these courses. If so, you would take these EAP courses alongside courses required for your academic program. There is an additional cost for these courses.

      In rare cases, an admitted student may place below IUPUI's EAP course offerings. If this happens, the student would be referred for intensive English study at the ELS Language Centers before being allowed to begin the academic program at IUPUI.

      After admission, graduate students must have permission from the Graduate Office to retake the EAP Test. Graduate EAP policy requirements are administered by the Graduate Office.