TOEFL for International Applicants

All applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination (TOEFL).

TOEFL Score Minimums

A total TOEFL score of at least 88 on the Internet-based version, or 570 on the paper-based version*, or 230 on the computer version, must be achieved. In addition, applicants must score no less than 55 on the paper version or, 20 on the computer version or, 18 on the Internet-based version on each of the three subtests of the TOEFL (listening, structure/writing, and reading).

* Starting October 2017, the paper-based test will no longer be administered. It will be replaced with the paper-delivered test. A minimum score of 18 on each of the three subtests (reading, listening and writing) is required.

How to Submit Your Score

An official report of these scores must be received by the Admissions Office prior to the date(s) on which admission decisions are made for the program(s) to which the applicant has applied. To obtain information or to register to take the TOEFL, write directly to:

The Education Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, U.S.A.

You may also wish to visit the TOEFL Web site at http://www.toefl.org. The applicant should indicate on his/her application for the examination that results should be sent to institution code number 1676.

Waiver for U.S. Graduates

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have graduated from high school or successfully completed a higher education degree program (Associate degree or higher) in the United States or one of its English-speaking protectorates may petition for waiver of the TOEFL requirement to the College of Health Sciences’ Dean’s Office.

Waiver requests should include proof of receipt of a high school or college diploma from an accredited institution in the United States or one of its English-speaking protectorates. College or university degrees must be granted by a regionally accredited college or university to be considered for waiver of the TOEFL.

Mail waiver requests to the following address:

Dina Batlivala
Director, Marketing & Admissions
Rush University
College of Health Sciences
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 1001
Chicago, IL 60612