All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency and meet the minimum score requirements, listed below. There are two standardized tests you may take: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Applications from international students will not be reviewed if they do not include a TOEFL or IELTS score. Scores are valid for two years after the test date; scores will be considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to submission of the application. For more information contact admissions@gnomon.edu.

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standard preliminary indicator used to gauge the non-native English speaker's proficiency in English. Applicants must take the TOEFL and, to meet Gnomon's minimum standard, attain a score of at least 75 on the Internet-based test (iBT).

Gnomon will only accept TOEFL tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and sent to us directly by the TOEFL office.

To register for the TOEFL iBT, consult the TOEFL website to locate the office of the test center where you plan to take the test.

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency. Applicants must take the IELTS and, to meet Gnomon's minimum standard, attain a band score of at least 6 on a 9-point scale.

Applicants may submit scores from either the Academic or General Training Module of the IELTS. You are responsible for providing Gnomon with an official Test Report Form (TRF) of your IELTS. Remember to order the TRF when you register to take the test.

To register for the IELTS, consult the IELTS website to locate the office of the test center where you plan to take the test.

Students who opt instead for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test can submit an official Statement of Results in lieu of IELTS scores. Applicants must score a 180 or above (CEFR score of C1 or C2) to satisfy Gnomon’s English Proficiency requirement.

Exemptions

Applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Earned a high school diploma or college degree from an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.
  • Are native to, or have completed the equivalent of a high school education or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree in one of the following countries:
Antigua
Australia
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
Canada (English-speaking provinces)
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guam
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Natal
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
St. Christopher (St. Kitts)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent o Swaziland
Tanzania
Tobago
Trinidad
Uganda
United Kingdom
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Visit toefl.org or ielts.org for more information.