No single factor in the consideration for admission will be more important than a student's ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Course work at The Catholic University of America requires university-level English language proficiency and skills. The Catholic University of America, therefore, requires all applicants whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam before they can be considered for final admission. Students should have their test results sent directly to The Catholic University of America.

More information can be located at:

TOEFL Educational Testing Service International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

P.O. Box 6155
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA


TOEFL Code Number -5104

IELTS International
100 E. Corson St., Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91103
626 564 2954



Acceptable Test Scores

Graduate Score Undergraduate Score


80 Internet

(should have at least 20 out of 30 in each category)

80 Internet

(should have at least 20 out of 30 in each category )


varies by program, generally around a 7


(individual test module scores are also reviewed in addition to the overall score to ensure proficiency)


When/How Can test Scores be Waived?

For more information on TOEFL/IELTS and when requirements can be waived, visit the International Student Admissions page.