TOEFL for International Students

All international students from countries in which English is not the primary native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), except international students who have attended a college or university in the United States for at least one academic year (two semesters or three quarters). No other language test may be substituted. The TOEFL is the only test accepted by Georgia Tech.

The minimum score for graduate admission required by Georgia Tech is:

  • 577 (paper based), or
  • 90 (Internet based) and minimum section scores of 19

Some academic programs require higher scores. (See the program(s) of choice in the degree program listing found at to determine the minimum scores required by each program.) Since the results of this test constitute part of the material reviewed for admission to graduate study at Georgia Tech, students must arrange to have the Educational Testing Service send their official scores to the Graduate Studies office as early as possible.