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New IELTS minimum score

Attention international applicants:

For those of you that plan to take the IELTS exam in place of the TOEFL, please note the very recent change to our score requirement.  We have recently lowered the minimum IELTS requirement from a score of 8 to a score of 7.  Thanks to the recommendation of Ha, one of our student ambassadors, and the subsequent analysis and benchmarking that she performed,we concluded that a score of 7 is more appropriately aligned with our minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100.  Hopefully this will be encouraging news for any of our international applicants who may have been concerned about the “unattainable” score we had set previously.

Happy testing!

A note to international applicants regarding TOEFL

We receive inquiries from international applicants who are concerned about their TOEFL or IELTS scores. The Fisher MBA program prefers the following:

  • An overall score of at least 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam  **or**
  • A band score of at least 7.5 on the IELTS.

The MBA admissions committee will still consider your application if you score below these minimum recommendations. However, the committee will review the TOEFL or IELTS scores when determining your abilities in English.  Strong English skills are critical to success in our program, not only in the classroom but also with employment recruiting. Therefore, if your scores are well below our suggested minimums, it would be to your advantage to retake the exam.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure your name, as listed on your TOEFL and/or IELTS score reports matches exactly your name as listed on the application. If your name does not match exactly on the TOEFL/IELTS and your application, the chances of your application being significantly delayed are increased greatly.

TOEFL Speak Score: We prefer to see a score of 20 or higher on the speak section of the TOEFL.  Applicants who are offered admission to the program with a TOEFL speak score of 23 or lower will be selected for evaluation for free supplemental English instruction upon arrival at Fisher.

If you have any questions, please let us know by leaving a comment.