If a student is from a country where English is a foreign language then the TOEFL is required for admission.
Exam scores must be sent directly by ETS.
- School code (University of Maryland): 5814
- Department code (AMSC): 54
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in college and university settings. A student who achieves a TOEFL score of 620 (paper based test) (260 CBT, 105 IBT) or higher will have a greater chance to be admitted with financial support than an otherwise similar student with a lower score.
Students who have earned degrees from the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement:
- Cayman Islands
- Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St. Lucia
- The Bahamas
- The British Virgin Islands- St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John
- United Kingdom
Note: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is required.