In all cases, English is the only official language, and therefore, the language of instruction in the schools. Many people in the countrie speak other languages at home, but if they graduated from universities in these countries, we will accept that as having met the TOEFL requirement and thus English requirement (i.e., being exempt from the English Placement Test).
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guyana||Palau|
|Australia||Ireland||Papua New Guinea|
|Barbados||Kiribati||St. Kitts & Nevis|
|Botswana||Marshall Islands||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Gambia||Namibia||United States** (except for Puerto Rico)|
In these countries, English may be the primary language of many inhabitants and/or the language used in some postsecondary education. If the student indicates that English is their primary language from these countries, we will treat them as native English speakers. (It should be indicated on the application.) If a student from one of these countries is exempt from TOEFL, they will be exempt from the EPT as well.
Although it is not standard policy, graduate departments with TOEFL requirements higher than 197(iBT)/530(PBT) have the prerogative of requiring the higher TOEFL score of nonnative speakers regardless of where they graduated, including the U.S.