Language Tests

International applicants to graduate degree programs who are also requesting student visas must submit language test scores.  The online application system will allow you to report test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-ibt, preferred), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE). Please refer to the following chart for which programs accept which test types.

Full-time MBA Program Yes 3915 Yes Yes
MS in Business Analytics and Project Management Yes 3915 Yes No
MS in Financial Risk Management Yes 3915 Yes Yes
Ph.D. in Business Yes 3915 Yes Yes
ABC in Accounting Analytics Yes 3915 N/A N/A

*IELTS scores need to be in hard copy form, not electronic.  See details below.

Language tests are not applicable for the following graduate business degree programs: Part-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS in Accounting, or MS in Human Resource Management.

Language Requirement

If you are not a native speaker of English, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application). You may use the results from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy this requirement:

1.)    Receiving minimum scores of 79 (Internet-based test – iBT), 550 ( Old Paper-based test – PBT) or 22/30 on each of the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections (“New” Paper-based test- PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test.

2.)    Receiving a minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.

3.)    Receiving a minimum score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or

4.)    Qualifying for a Score Waiver.pdf (please click on link to review policy).

Please note we do not accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) results, unless they are from UConn.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and you plan to obtain a teaching assistantship, you must satisfy UConn’s English Proficiency Policy before being allowed to instruct a class.  For more information, please contact International Teaching Assistant Services.

You will be required to report your test scores within the Test Scores section of the online application. After submitting your application, please make sure you have your test scores sent electronically to the university using the codes above. IELTS scores will need to be sent to us in paper form as we are not set up to receive them electronically.  Click here for the mailing address.  An official decision cannot be made until the official test scores are received by the university. If your official transcripts do not indicate English as the medium of instruction, please provide a letter from your university bearing their official colored stamp or impressed seal indicating that you were educated in the English language.

U.S. citizens and applicants with permanent resident status are not required to provide evidence of English-language proficiency.  All other applicants are required to provide evidence of English-language proficiency.

Policy on Waiver of Language Proficiency Examinations



A TOEFL score is only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application).  Please note that it takes approximately three weeks to receive your official TOEFL score from ETS. Please visit for test and registration information.


A IELTS score is only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application).  Only the scores from the Academic Module, not the General Training Module, are applicable.

You can learn more about and register for the IELTS test at  UConn is not yet set up to accept these scores electronically so paper scores should be sent to the Graduate School at:

The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit-1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152