Required Test Scores
Required Test Scores
SAT/ACT Requirements
You are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if:
  • You graduated from high school two or more years prior to the date you intend to begin classes at Rutgers
  • You have finished secondary school and have subsequently completed 12+ college credits with final course grades available by the application due date
You are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores when:
  • You are currently in high school, in your first semester of college or graduated high school less than two years before you would begin classes at Rutgers
  • You will have completed fewer than 12+ college credits by the application due date
  • All SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers, using SAT code 2765 or ACT code 2592
  • The ACT score must include the writing component
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English Proficiency Examination Requirements
Regardless of US residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language. Score reports must be from a test taken within the past two years and submitted directly to us from the testing service.

Rutgers accepts the following standardized tests to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants.
Please note: Students who have earned a grade of "B" or better in a college-level English Composition course at an accredited US college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement. English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, or any courses taken outside the US, are not acceptable. Please also note that Rutgers University does not accept correspondence or online courses for the language proficiency requirement.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Acceptable TOEFL scores for Rutgers schools except for the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing are 550+ on the paper and pencil test or 79+ on the Internet-based test. For applicants to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing, the minimum acceptable scores are 600+ on the paper and pencil test or 100+ on the Internet-based test
  • The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765
  • Request your TOEFL score
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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher on either the academic paper and pencil test or the academic computer-based test is acceptable for Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-New Brunswick schools. A score of 6 or higher is acceptable for Rutgers-Camden schools
  • Request your IELTS score
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Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • Your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service
  • The minimum acceptable score is 82 for Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Camden and 76 for Rutgers-Newark schools
  • Request your MELAB score
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Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE)
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Conditional Admission via the English Proficiency Program

What is Conditional Admission via the English Proficiency Program?

Conditional Admission via the English Proficiency Program is for applicants who have done well in their studies, but who still need to improve their English skills. Such students are referred to an English language program associated with one of our campuses in New Brunswick, Newark or Camden. The English program may take several months to complete depending on the student’s level of competency. Upon successful completion of the program, as evidenced by English proficiency test scores and upon the recommendation of the instructor, participants will update their original applications for admission and be admitted to at least one campus of Rutgers University. Students must supply proof of financial resources for their complete support during the duration of the program.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants for this program must complete an Application for Undergraduate Admission that demonstrates academic success in their home country. The program is by invitation only.

Benefits

Once students successfully complete the English program, they may pursue a Rutgers University degree. They do so while becoming acclimated to the Rutgers community, which assists students’ transition to a degree program.

Next Steps

Students who have been Conditionally Admitted to the English Proficiency Program may enroll by following the instructions for the campus where they have been offered the program:

  • Camden: students affiliating with the Camden campus pursue the program by following these steps
  • New Brunswick: students enrolling at our New Brunswick campus, please complete the application form here
  • Newark: students enrolling on our Newark campus, please apply here
After the campus program receives a complete application and required forms, students receive notification about finalizing their enrollment in the English Proficiency Program.

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Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) Requirements
For transfer applicants to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy applicants only, the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is strongly recommended but not required.

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