Entrance and English language Testing
TOEFL or IELTS
When applying for admission, submit an official score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Although the Graduate and International Admissions Center accepts either the TOEFL or IELTS, the TOEFL iBT is preferred because of the intergrative nature of the four skills tested and the facility with which scores are transmitted.
UT Austin's TOEFL code is 6882. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. To fulfill your requirement for English language testing with scores from the IELTS, have your official scores sent to UT Austin at the following address:
University of Texas at Austin
GIAC, International Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 7306
Austin, TX 78713-7306
Even applicants who are transferring from institutions within the United States must submit official TOEFL or IELTS score reports demonstrating adequate knowledge of English.
International applicants receive a waiver of English language testing if they:
- Are from an English-only speaking country; or
- Graduate from a high school in the U.S. or in an English-only speaking country after completing at least three years of study in a U.S. high school or a high school in an English-only speaking country.
Applicants from English-only speaking countries do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score:
Canada (except Quebec)
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Pacific Trust
Official Score Reports
Only test scores sent to UT Austin directly from the testing agency are considered official. You should take the tests well in advance of the appropriate application deadline to insure that scores will arrive on time. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the university locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.