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Universities in USA offering graduate admission without TOEFL/IELTS score

For an international student, one of the toughest hurdles to overcome for admission in a good American university is the TOEFL or the IELTS exam. The TOEFL and IELTS are tests designed to determine the speaking, reading and listening skills of the student in the English language. A satisfactory score in these tests is the English language minimum entry requirement for admission into most universities in USA.

Why does one need to find Universities offering graduate admission without TOEFL/IELTS score?

There are many international students from non-English speaking backgrounds who have had very little training in the language and don't possess the level of English proficiency to qualify the TOEFL or the IELTS tests. For these students it will be very difficult to gain admission in an American university as many of the universities regard a TOEFL/IELTS score a mandatory requirement. So the question that international students struggle with is whether a TOEFL/IELTS score is absolutely necessary for admission in any university in USA.

For these students, there are several universities in USA that ease up on the minimum English language requirement so that eligible international students may enroll. In such universities, TOEFL/IELTS scores are not compulsory for admission. There are also some universities that exempt the students from producing a good TOEFL/IELTS score if they attended secondary school or/and graduate school with English as their medium of instruction, or if they successfully completed few years of studies in an English speaking country. Some universities also grant admission to non-English speaking international students 'conditionally' i.e. only if they undertake the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) which is a university preparatory program that trains the international students and equips them with the essential English skills.

Please note: TOEFL/IELTS is highly recommended, it might help to get student visa (for non native English speakers).

Some of these universities that can help you get admission without you requiring a IELTS or TOEFL score are below.

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