FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

English Proficiency Requirements

Trinity School of Medicine Students

All applicants for study at the Trinity School of Medicine whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English through either the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (IBT-TOEFL) or the academic format of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test must have been taken within two years of the first term of enrollment.

To submit test scores to Trinity School of Medicine, please have the testing agency send scores directly to Trinity School of Medicine Office of Admissions. Photocopies of score reports will not be accepted.

Minimum Required Scores on English Proficiency Examinations

Minimum Required Scores on TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT)
Skill:
Minimum Score:
Reading
20
Listening
20
Speaking
24
Writing
24
TOTAL:
88


Minimum Required Scores on International English Language Test (IELTS)
(Academic Modules)
Skill:
Minimum Score:
Listening
6.5
Academic Reading
6.5
Academic Writing
7.0
Speaking
7.0
Overall Band Score:
7.0


Testing Agencies and Reporting Scores to Trinity School of Medicine

IBT-TOEFL
The Internet Based Test - Test of English as a Foreign Language (IBT-TOEFL) is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services.

TOEFL
Educational Testing Services
(The TOEFL institutional code for Trinity School of Medicine is:4551)

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IELTS
The International English Language Testing System is jointly managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) through more than 500 locations in 120 countries. For additional information on the examination and testing locations and schedules, visit the IELTS web site.

Trinity School of Medicine has applied for an IELTS institutional code for reporting scores. Trinity's institutional code will be published as soon as it is received from the IELTS web site.

Exemption from Testing Requirements for Non-native Speakers of English

The Dean of Caribbean Studies may consider and grant exceptions to the minimum English proficiency requirements on a case-by-case basis.

International applicants who are citizens of or have earned bachelor's or higher degrees from English-speaking accredited institutions in the US, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or the English-speaking provinces of Canada are not required to submit scores from English proficiency examinations (TOEFL or IELTS). Applicants from all other nations are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores even if English is their primary language.

Non-native speakers of English who have earned a degree at the baccalaureate level or higher from a foreign institution where the language of instruction is English may be exempted from the English proficiency testing requirement. Documentation that the degree granting institution conducted all instruction in English must be provided to the Office of Admissions before the granting of an exemption will be considered.