InitialView is a live, interactive interview platform that can be used to showcase communication ability. An InitialView interview is not required, but, if you have completed one, we encourage you to submit your results to Dartmouth.

If your first language is not English and your school curriculum is not delivered in English, we require you to submit an English proficiency exam score from the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Cambridge C1/C2. Most successful applicants score above 100 on the TOEFL exam, above a 7 on IELTS, and above a 130 on Duolingo. If you currently attend a secondary or post-secondary academic program conducted in English, then this testing requirement is waived.

In addition to the English Language Proficiency details above, we will accept online results from the TOEFL and IELTS examinations from applicants for the Class of 2026 in order to be more flexible for international applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic: TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, TOEFL IPT Plus for China,  IELTS Indicator.