What is Harris’ English language requirement? International applicants may submit either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to meet the English language requirement set by the University. Test scores must be sent directly to Harris using code 1849 (a separate department code is not necessary). The minimum score requirements for each exam are as follows: TOEFL: overall score of 95 IELTS: overall score of 7 Scores are only valid for two calendar years from the test date. For additional information on the English language requirement for the University of Chicago, please visit this page.