*DePauw is a test-optional university. For more information regarding requirements, see the Test-Optional FAQs page.
Additionally, an official* score report from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo is required if English is not your first language.
The following nationalities will receive automatic English proficiency waivers:
Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saint Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Minimum TOEFL Requirements:
- IBT (Internet-Based) score of 85 (with additional minimums of 20 per section)
- PBT (Paper-Based) score of 563
- CBT (Computer-Based) score of 223
- TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution, score of 543
Minimum IELTS Requirement: 6.5
MINIMUM Duolingo REQUIREMENT: 110%
Proof of English proficiency can be waived on a case-by-case basis for those students who have spent their entire secondary school education at an English-medium school (where English is the primary language of instruction) – please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request consideration for a waiver.
DePauw University numbers for submitting official test scores are as follows:
- SAT I and SAT II: 1166
- AP: 1166
- ACT: 1184
- TOEFL: 1166
*Please note that “official” means that the testing agency has sent the score directly to DePauw; scores sent to us by the applicant will not be considered official in any circumstances.