What are the English Language Proficiency demonstration options for international students due to issues with the COVID19 pandemic and testing?

UF accepts electronic scores only from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report. These scores are valid for two years. However, due to issues with standardized testing, English language proficiency can be demonstrated by alternative means, including:

The department recommends the use of Duolingo when accessible. The test is short and results can be sent in about 48 hours.

If you are still having issues with these alternatives, please email grad@che.ufl.edu

Minimum requirements for these scores as dictated by the Graduate School are found at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/international/#toefl.

Please also note international applicants are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment, or if you are from one of the countries listed on the exemptions page: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/international/countries.html.

The Application Portal DOES NOT recognize these exemptions during the application process. You will need to email grad@che.ufl.edu after submitting your application to let us know you qualify for an exemption. Then we will process the exemption with the Graduate Admission Office for you.

Students with a B.S. in chemical engineering from UPRM (University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez) will be exempt by our department. Please email grad@che.ufl.edu to discuss this and proceed with the exemption.