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Special Information for International Students
All applicants to the graduate program in Chemistry/Biochemistry who did not complete their high school and undergraduate (B.S. or equivalent) work in an English speaking country (U.S., U.K., Canada or Australia) must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 550 written or 79 internet based or better is required to be considered for admission. We strongly encourage you to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE). A good score (~45) will improve the likelihood of your admission and a teaching assistantship. Upon arrival you will be required to take both an oral and a written English Proficiency Exam administered by the University. Failure to pass these exams during the first semester is grounds for withdrawal of financial support. A satisfactory score on the TSE before your arrival will remove the necessity of taking the University's speak test and will immediately qualify you to take the teach test.

Because of the large number of applicants it is not possible for the Office of Admissions to notify each applicant as the material is received.

Information Required for International Applicants

To the DepartmentTo the Office of Admissions
  • Graduate College Application form

  • Application Fee

  • TOEFL (minimum 550 written or 79 internet based, no older than 2 years) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)

  • TSE (recommended)

  • Official transcripts from undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) institutions