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TOEFL Query ? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2006, 13:57
Hi Paul,

I am an intl student and I have GMAT score. I am planning to apply to 5 out of top 10 B Schools in US.

I don't have a TOEFL Score, just wanted to know if TOEFL Score can be waived off ? I have stayed in US for over 3 years now and the medium of communication in my Grad School in India was English.

Please let me know, I know it normally depends on school to school.

But how about top 10 schools such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, MIT, Kellogg, Columbia, Penn etc.

Pls help

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Re: TOEFL Query ? [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2006, 10:17
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Hi Paul,

I am an intl student and I have GMAT score. I am planning to apply to 5 out of top 10 B Schools in US.

I don't have a TOEFL Score, just wanted to know if TOEFL Score can be waived off ? I have stayed in US for over 3 years now and the medium of communication in my Grad School in India was English.

Please let me know, I know it normally depends on school to school.

But how about top 10 schools such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, MIT, Kellogg, Columbia, Penn etc.

Pls help
Suraj


Suraj,

It can usually be waived. Of the schools you listed, HBS, Stanford, and Columbia do not require a TOEFL score if the medium of instruction at your undergraduate school was English. Wharton hedges its requirement a bit by saying that English-medium applicants "are eligible to waive" the TOEFL, which sounds like you have to ask them for permission to waive it. MIT does not require a TOEFL score for anyone (they use the GMAT verbal score).

Of the schools you listed, Kellogg is easily the most stringent. The only international applicants who do not have to take the TOEFL are those whose "native language" is English AND who went to an undergraduate school in "Australia, Canada (not including Quebec), England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales." How's that for particular?

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Re: TOEFL Query ? [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 10:31
Sorry to open the old thread but I've a question regarding TOEFL requirement for Columbia Business School.
I'm working in US from past 5 years and my undergrad (from India) is from university where English was the ONLY language of instruction. Do I qualify for an exemption in Columbia Business School?

Thanks in advance.

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International students may qualify for an exemption if one of the following criteria is met:
1. The applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university in the United States.
2. The applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university where English was the ONLY language of instruction.
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Re: TOEFL Query ? [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 17:23
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Capricorn369 wrote:
Sorry to open the old thread but I've a question regarding TOEFL requirement for Columbia Business School.
I'm working in US from past 5 years and my undergrad (from India) is from university where English was the ONLY language of instruction. Do I qualify for an exemption in Columbia Business School?

Thanks in advance.

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For Kellogg -
International students may qualify for an exemption if one of the following criteria is met:
1. The applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university in the United States.
2. The applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university where English was the ONLY language of instruction.


Columbia does require Indian applicants to take the TOEFL:
"For example, if you earned a degree from an institution in India where the language of instruction was English, you still must take the TOEFL or the PTE, since according to the Indian government the primary official language in India is Hindi."
The good news is that the TOEFL score lasts for 2 years.
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