English Language (ESL) Resources

English Language Proficiency Assessment Tests Operational Standards for Admission                    

TOEFL Exemption list

  • Applicants from these countries and regions may not need to take the TOEFL or may have their English proficiency assessed when they arrive in Minnesota.

TOEFL Score Comparison Tables

*New* TOEFL Online Speech Sample Service

TOEFL waiver form


  • The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a competitor of the TOEFL test and is considered by testing experts to be of equal quality.
  • IELTS does not currently have an electronic score delivery service like the TOEFL, so please have your applicants send scores to the Graduate Admissions Office mailing address.