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Graduate Admission

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

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

Additional Information

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.

The Admission Committee may require additional testing if there are concerns about your ability to read, write, and speak English sufficiently to meet the demands of your intended curriculum, based on the materials you submitted as part of your application or on written or verbal communications with you after you submitted your application.