University of California, Riverside


Verification of English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an advanced degree at an institution where English is the exclusive language of instruction must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This exam is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and offered in nearly every country abroad. This exam must be taken within two years of the time you intend to enroll at UCR. The minimum acceptable scores are: 550 for the written exam; 213 for the computer-based exam, and 80 for the internet-based exam (iBT). Dates and information for TOEFL may be obtained by consulting or by calling 1-877-863-3546. Keep in mind that it may take up to two weeks for test scores to reach us from ETS.

Be sure to list the institution code for UCR as R4839.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
UCR will accept scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. The exam must be taken within two years of the time you intend to enroll at UCR. The minimum acceptable score is an overall band score of 7 with no individual section score less than 6. Please request an official Test Report Form (TRF) of your IELTS. Remember to order the TRF from the test center where you took the test and ask the administrator to send the official TRF to:

Graduate Admissions Office
Graduate Division
University Office Building
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521  USA

For more information about registering for this exam or to locate the office of any test center, consult the IELTS website.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188

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