English Proficiency Information for International Students

Please note: You are considered an international student if you are not a U.S citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you will require any type of visa to study in the United States or you are currently on a temporary visa.

The test information included below is specific to international students. 

The University of Minnesota Rochester requires all non-native English speakers to demonstrate a command of the English language that is necessary for success in college-level classes taught in English. If English is not your native language, take the TOEFL or IELTS exam and have your scores sent to UMR.  If English is your native language, take either the ACT or SAT and have your scores sent to UMR.

UMR Score Recipient Codes:
TOEFL: 4546
ACT: 2154
SAT: 5877

How do I register for the TOEFL or IELTS?
Registration information is available at the websites listed below:


A minimum score of 83 on the internet-based TOEFL test is required to be considered.

1-800-486-6335 (Inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-609-771-7100 (Outside the U.S. and Canada)


An overall band score of at least 7.0 is the minimum required IELTS score to be considered.

323-255-2771 (Inside the U.S.)