Most North American universities require international students to achieve a minimum score on one of two English proficiency tests, the TOEFL and the IELTS.  The curriculum in the IEC's Intensive Test Preparation Program and Intensive English Program is designed to prepare students for these exams. 


(The Test of English as a Foreign Language)

(TOEFL) is required by many US universities for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is readily available on the CU Boulder campus and at other locations in the Boulder/Denver area. For information, visit the TOEFL web site.


(The International English Language Testing System)

(IELTS) is now recognized by over 2500 US colleges and universities including all of the Ivy League schools and the California State University graduate school system.  For information on IELTS testing in Denver, visit the Bridge English website.

CU Boulder's English Requirements

The University of Colorado Boulder English proficiency exam requirements for both undergraduate and graduate students can be found on the following sites: