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# Which business schools require TOEFL/IELTS/etc. mandatorily?

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30 Aug 2010, 11:22
For applicants whose first/native language isn't English, most of the business schools seem to be saying this - "While we want TOEFL/IELTS score to review your English proficiency, if the medium of instruction at your undergraduate school was English, then you're not required to submit TOEFL/IELTS score".

Which top-tier business schools in the US, Europe and Asia *do not* follow the above, and *mandatorily require* submission of TOEFL/IELTS score, even if an applicant (which first/native language is *not* English) did undergraduation at a school with English as the medium of instruction?

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04 Sep 2010, 13:46
To my knowledge, that is a standard that is honored across the country. As long as your classes are conducted primarily in English, you do not need to take those tests
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06 Sep 2010, 05:07
Ok thanks!

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24 Oct 2010, 17:30
Hello,

My undergraduate education was from a university in India. All my classes were conducted in English, so TOEFL is waived for me at most institutions.
My questions is does anybody know if I have to give documented evidence of the classes being conducted in English. If yes, should I get a letter from my undergraduate university stating the same or is there some other way out.
How have other Indian applicants handled the TOEFL waiver.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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24 Oct 2010, 17:35
good question.

English medium is used almost in every college of India. It will be good to know whether we need to submit any proof of the medium?

I would like to repeat the Rishabh's question - Do we still have to give TOEFL or IELTS even if the medium was English for Non-native applications? Is there any exception?
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24 Oct 2010, 18:56
I really think it depends on the school you're applying to. Most schools do waive the requirement if you're studying in a college that's accredited to be in English. There was a section on HBS's website that clearly demarcated these guidelines, but I am unable to find a link. But "English speaking" is not the same as "medium of instruction is English."

Depending on context, English speaking might mean a university in an English speaking country, in which case, Indian universities will not qualify. I suggest writing to the specific university you are applying to, in order to clarify.

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24 Oct 2010, 21:59
whiplash2411 wrote:
I really think it depends on the school you're applying to. Most schools do waive the requirement if you're studying in a college that's accredited to be in English. There was a section on HBS's website that clearly demarcated these guidelines, but I am unable to find a link. But "English speaking" is not the same as "medium of instruction is English."

Depending on context, English speaking might mean a university in an English speaking country, in which case, Indian universities will not qualify. I suggest writing to the specific university you are applying to, in order to clarify.

I actually meant to say "medium of instruction is English."
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