As an international student, the University of Georgia requires that you demonstrate proficiency in the English language as a condition for admission. The Department of Chemistry requires that your language exam include a section on English speaking ability. We prefer to receive scores from the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) exam. However, The UGA Graduate School and the Department of Chemistry will accept results from other English language competency exams as well, as long as those exams contain a section that evaluates your proficiency in spoken English. There are two main choices for acceptable English language exams. You may submit scores from the new internet-based TOEFL exam (TOEFL iBT). This is the preferred language exam for admission. Information about the TOEFL iBT exam can be obtained at: http://www.ets.org/toefl/ Please note that we no longer accept scores from the older paper-based or computer-based TOEFL exams (TOEFL PBT or CBT) that do not include a separate speaking section. If you only have a score from the TOEFL PBT or CBT exam, you will need to re-take either the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exam for us to consider your application. As an alternative to the TOEFL iBT, we will also accept scores from the IELTS exam. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a language test managed through a partnership of the British Council, IDP Education Australia and the University of Cambridge, UK. The scores from this exam are recognized as equivalent to the TOEFL iBT exam. More information about the IELTS exam can be obtained at: http://www.ielts.org/ You may choose the exam alternative that suits you best. However, whichever option you choose, please ensure that you schedule your test dates well ahead of time for UGA to receive your scores by the application deadlines. Test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency and may not be more than two years old.
Department of Chemistry