TOEFL and IELTS guidelines

Attention international applicants:

Although most international applicants choose to take the TOEFL, some choose to take the IELTS to satisfy the Ohio State University Graduate School’s requirements for English proficiency at time of application. Either TOEFL or IELTS are perfectly acceptable when applying to the Fisher PhD program. If you plan to submit TOEFL scores for your application, we recommend at least 100 overall and at least 24 on the speaking subsection to be minimally competitive. For those of you that plan to take the IELTS exam in lieu of the TOEFL, an overall band score of 7.0 and 7.0 on the speak section of the IELTS is what we recommend to be minimally competitive.


2 Responses to “TOEFL and IELTS guidelines”


  1. 1 Ashley February 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    When should prospective PhD candidates expect to hear back?

  2. 2 Rob February 16, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Students who have submitted complete applications to the PhD program should start hearing admissions decisions as early as mid/late March. Note that this is a general statement – some departments make their decisions earlier and some make their decisions later. Most seem to make their decisions by mid/late March.

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