TOEFL & Other Tests

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements

Most American universities, including the UO, require a qualifying standardized language test score that is no more than two years old for admission. There are two different kinds of TOEFL tests you may take: the paper-based institutional TOEFL (PBT) and the Internet-based international TOEFL (iBT). Alternatively you may also take the IELTS test to be admitted to most American universities. To find out more information about these tests please visit the sites below:

To find out more information about AEI TOEFL courses visit this page:

TOEFL Elective Courses

Admission to AEI’s Intensive English Program (IEP)

Admission to AEI’s Intensive English Program (IEP) does not require students to take the TOEFL or IELTS. The only requirement are students must have completed a high school degree in good standing. Learning level placement in our IEP is determined by intake tests taken by students upon their arrival. Elective courses for learning TOEFL preparation skills are offered each term.

Conditional UO Admission – American English Institute (AEI)

You do not need to submit a TOEFL score if you are requesting conditional admission. If you have taken the TOEFL or IELTS and your score(s) is in the range below, you can apply for conditional admission or admission to AEI’s Intensive English Program (IEP). If you are offered conditional admission to the UO, you will be enrolled in AEI to improve your English language skills. Upon successful completion of the highest level of AEI, you will be fully admitted to the UO. You may also submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS score for consideration for full admission while enrolled at AEI. A passing TOEFL or IELTS score submitted while enrolled at AEI does not guarantee full admission.

Test Score
TOEFL (Internet) 0 - 60
TOEFL (Paper) 0 - 499
IELTS 0 - 5.9

Special Notes: Your performance in the IEP is an important factor for admission to the UO. The UO will not admit conditionally admitted IEP students that are on probation for poor attendance or non-passing grades. 

Students who receive qualifying TOEFL or IELTS scores should submit their scores to the IEP Academic Advising Office. The UO Office of Admissions will then verify the scores before a student is admitted. This validation process can take 12 weeks or longer to verify. Students who submit validated scores must successfully complete their current IEP courses.

UO Undergraduate Admission plus Academic English for International Students (AEIS)

If you have a qualifying score in one of the ranges listed below, you may be considered for admission to UO with AEIS requirements. The AEIS program helps international students develop advanced expertise in English. Students take regular UO courses while enrolled in the AEIS program. AEIS classes are credit-bearing courses and count toward UO graduation requirements. The only way to be exempt from the AEIS program is with a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score listed below.

Test Score
TOEFL (Internet) 61 - 87
TOEFL (Paper) 500 - 574
IELTS 6.0 - 6.5

Full UO Undergraduate Admission

A satisfactory command of the English language is required for full admission to the University of Oregon. If your native language is not English, you must submit a qualifying standardized language test score from one of these tests:

Test Score
TOEFL (Internet) 88 - 120
TOEFL (Paper) 575 - 677
IELTS 7.0 - 9.0

UO Graduate Admission

A satisfactory command of the English language is required for graduate admission to the University of Oregon. If your native language is not English, you must submit a qualifying standardized language test score from one of these tests:

Test Score
TOEFL (Internet) 88 - 120
TOEFL (Paper) 575 - 677
IELTS 7.0 - 9.0

NOTE: Some departments require a higher score. Application for Graduate admission is a two-part process. Students must apply to both the University and the department. In some cases, the departmental application is incorporated into the general UO online application; in other departments the departmental application materials are submitted separately from the general UO online application.  In either case, you will access all application materials, including the online application itself, through the department’s website.

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