Proficiency Exams

Most applicants whose native language is not English are required to take an English Language Proficiency test. We currently accept TOEFL iBT (including TOEFL iBT Home Edition exams), IELTS (including IELTS Online), and IELTS Indicator (IELTS Indicator will NOT be accepted beyond Spring 2023 semester of admissions). Applicants may submit unofficial scores while applying for admission. However, admitted students are required to submit official scores in order to enroll at UHM. Official scores should be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for UHM is 4867. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

Test Required Minimum Scores
TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Minimum score 61 iBT (scores may vary for each graduate program).
For teaching assistantship applicants, the minimum score is 100 iBT, with subtest scores of 25 for listening and 25 for speaking.
IELTS – International English Language Testing System Minimum score is 6.00 for the overall band test results.
For teaching assistantship applicants, the minimum score is 7.00.
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