English Proficiency

TOEFL and IELTS Requirements

  • As an international applicant, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. See below for information on English proficiency waivers.

  • Heller must receive official TOEFL or IELTS scores before the university can process your application.

  • TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid only if dated within two years of your program's application deadline.

  • The Heller TOEFL school code is 3097.


The TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived under certain circumstances:

  1. International applicants who have extensive work experience in an English-speaking country can request a waiver of the English proficiency requirement, to be reviewed on a case by case basis. To be considered, applicants must submit an English Proficiency Waiver Request Form. The form can be accessed through the application status page upon submission of an application. Please note that in order to submit an application and access the waiver request form, you may be prompted to enter a TOEFL/IELTS test date. A potential future test date may be listed.
  2. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement will be automatically waived for international applicants who are a) citizens of one of the countries listed below OR b) have obtained a degree from a college or university located in one of the same countries listed below. For these cases, international applicants are not required to submit the English Proficiency Waiver Request Form.
Antigua and Barbuda Grenada Saint Kitts and Nevis
Australia Guyana Saint Lucia
Bahamas, The Ireland Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Barbados Jamaica Samoa
Belize Kenya Singapore
British Virgin Islands Lesotho South Africa
Canada Malta Trinidad and Tobago
Dominica Mauritius United Kingdom
Fiji New Zealand Zimbabwe
Ghana Nigeria