Thomas Jefferson University

International Students

At Thomas Jefferson University, you will broaden your knowledge in an academic environment that celebrates differences and encourages growth. We set a high priority on the exchange of ideas, research, and education with members of the international community.

For general information about applying to Thomas Jefferson University, visit the Office of Admissions.

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Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

English Language Proficiency

All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Thomas Jefferson University.

Students must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores or fulfill one or more of the conditions necessary to waive the English language proficiency requirement. TOEFL or IELTS scores are valid for two years; scores older than two years will not be considered.

Undergraduate Applicants: Colleges of Architecture & The Built Environment, Design, Engineering & Commerence, Health Professions, Life Sciences, Population Health, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Applicants who meet the criteria below are eligible for an exam waiver:

Students who do not qualify for an English Language Proficiency waiver may satisfy the requirement by:

Submitting standardized exam results with the following minimum score. Minimum scores guarantee full application review but do not guarantee an offer of admission.

TOEFL 80 (no subscore below 20)
IELTS
6.5 (no subscore below 6)
Duolingo Exam
105
Pearson PTE Academic Exam
53
SAT Exam
500 EBRW
ACT Exam
19 English

Complete an English Language program/course.

Bridge Pathways
Level 5 & Duolingo minimum
ELS Educational Services
ELS 112
English Composition 1 & 2
Grade of C or better

Graduate Applicants: Colleges of Architecture & The Built Environment, Design, Engineering & Commerence, Health Professions, Life Sciences, Population Health, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Applicants who meet the criteria below are eligible for an exam waiver:

Students who do not qualify for an English Language Proficiency waiver may satisfy the requirement by:

Submitting standardized exam results with the following minimum score. Minimum scores guarantee full application review but do not guarantee an offer of admission.

TOEFL 80 (no subscore below 20)
 
IELTS
6.5 (no subscore below 6)  
Duolingo Exam
105
 
Pearson PTE Academic Exam
53  
SAT Exam
500 EBRW  
ACT Exam
19 English
 

Complete an English Language program/course.

Bridge Pathways
Level 5 & Duolingo minimum
ELS Educational Services
ELS 112
English Composition 1 & 2
Grade of C or better

College of Nursing

Applicants who meet the criteria below are eligible for an exam waiver:

  • Students from countries where English is the official language [PDF].
  • Undergraduate Applicants: students who have studied in the United States of America for 3 or more years and received a high school diploma from a school based in the U.S.
  • Graduate Applicants: students who have studied in the United States of America for 3 or more years and received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution based in the U.S.

Students who do not qualify for an English Language Proficiency waiver may satisfy the requirement by submitting standardized exam results with the following minimum score. Minimum scores guarantee full application review but do not guarantee an offer of admission.

TOEFL 87 (R:21, L:21, S:23, W:21)
 
IELTS
6.5 (R:6.5, S:6, W:7)
 
Duolingo Exam
105
 
SAT Exam
Score of 508 or higher on Critical Reading section
 

College of Pharmacy

Applicants who meet the criteria below are eligible for an exam waiver:

Students who do not qualify for an English Language Proficiency waiver may satisfy the requirement by submitting standardized exam results with the following minimum score. Minimum scores guarantee full application review but do not guarantee an offer of admission.

TOEFL 87 (R:21, L:21, S:23, W:21)
 
IELTS
6.5 (R:6.5, S:6, W:7)
 
Duolingo Exam
105
 

Questions

Contact us for more information about how to apply for admission and your application status.

Admissions

Phone: 215-951-2800
Email: enroll@jefferson.edu