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TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE Requirements

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.

TOEFL Codes

The TOEFL codes for Pace University are as follows:

Westchester Campus: 2644
New York City Campus: 2635

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. 

Exam Information and Cost

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