IELTS and TOEFL 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 SMF 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 “IELTS and TOEFL guidelines”

  1. 1 li yuewen February 24, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Dear Admission Officer,
    I have submitted my application with valid IELTS test result in lieu of TOFEL, however,though all other supporting documents are received by you, my application status is still shown as INCOMPLETE. Moreover, I also received email from you, reminding me of the missing item TOEFL couple days ago, which is really confusing to me.
    Could you please help check?

    many thanks

  2. 2 Rob March 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Please contact the application processing office at

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