Am I required to take the TOEFL or IELTS? Can I be granted a waiver? The Office of Admissions is not authorized to grant waivers for the TOEFL or IELTS. If your academic background meets University requirements, the online application system will automatically waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for you.For full information on TOEFL and IELTS requirements and circumstances under which the language proficiency requirement can be met without the exams, please visit this page. We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information for F-1 and J-1 students. Please note we can accept unofficial transcripts or self-reported GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS scores as part of the application process. Upon admission, students must submit official transcripts and scores.