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International English Language Testing System - IELTS

On March 12, 2009 the UIC Senate passed a proposal from the Graduate College for UIC to allow for the use of IELTS results for testing English competency in admissions decisions for international applicants, in addition to TOEFL.  The proposal previously passed in SCEP and the Graduate College Executive Committee.  As with the TOEFL iBT, applicants must achieve the minimum required scores in all four sub-sections as well as the total minimum score.

IELTS approved minima 12 March 2009 - Excel (Bluestem protected)

The following information was previously provided to programs for review.  There were no objections raised by programs.

Email sent to DGS, alternate DGS & grad support staff, 24Nov2008 - PDF (Bluestem protected)

Background and justification - PDF (Bluestem protected)

Sample listing of US Universities IELTS Requirement - PDF (Bleustem protected)

IELTS proposed minima- Excel (Bluestem protected) Sent to programs for review