Students who earned a bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must submit scores from the TOEFL, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE exam that are no more than two years old.
The TOEFL codes for Pace University are as follows:
Westchester Campus: 2644
New York City Campus: 2635
For students affected by center closures:
For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pace University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English test in place of the in-person TOEFL, IELTS and PTE English proficiency exams. Duolingo English tests taken between Feb. 3 and August 31, 2020 will be accepted.
The exam cost is $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there will be an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds. The exam will take about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally received within a few days of exam completion.
A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing a link to send your score to Pace University.
For additional information, please review the frequently asked questions.
Based on your score and other required application requirements, your application will be evaluated for:
- Direct Admission
- Admission to the Pace Global Pathways Program
- Admission to the English Language Institute
Pace Global Pathways Program
Based on your TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE scores, if Admission determines that you need additional English language preparation to be a fully matriculated student, you could be a candidate for the Pace Global Pathways Program. Once you submit your application, the Admission Committee will advise you about being admitted into this program.
The Pace Global Pathways Program is an excellent opportunity for international students to attend Pace but who do not yet meet the English language proficiency requirements for direct admission to one of our Master’s degree programs. The Pathways Program consists of 1 – 3 terms (the equivalent of a 4, 8, or 12-month course) depending upon your English-language proficiency entrance score.
Students who enter the program receive advanced English-language instruction with academic coursework to enable them to integrate smoothly and successfully into one of Pace University’s top-ranked graduate degree programs.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will progress into a Master’s degree in Business, Computer Science and Information Systems, or Arts and Sciences with up to 11 credits towards your degree! You will also be prepared for the GMAT or GRE exam if required for entry into your chosen degree program.
Citizens from the following countries are waived from the English proficiency requirement: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Isles, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Canada, Christmas Island, Cocos, Cooks Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Grenada, Grenadines, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Keeling Island, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, N. Marianas, Nevis, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zambia
All accepted students are required to take University Placement Exams prior to registration. Students may be restricted to intensive English course work for at least one semester, which may extend the length of time and cost of completing a degree.