International students only: If your first language is not English and your secondary school curriculum has not been delivered in English for at least two years, we require you to submit an English proficiency exam score from the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Cambridge C1/C2.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an exam that measures the English language ability of non-native speakers.
Most successful applicants score above 100 on the TOEFL exam, above a 7 on IELTS, and above a 130 on Duolingo. Dartmouth College does not "superscore" the TOEFL. Superscoring is when the highest section scores across all of the dates that a test was taken are considered. In Dartmouth's selection process, the Total Score is considered. If the applicant has taken the TOEFL multiple times, only the highest Total Score will be considered.
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 2027 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.