English Language Requirement/TOEFL

WGU students are expected to communicate clearly in writing and during conversations with WGU faculty and staff. If English is not students' native language, they must submit proof of a qualifying score on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). WGU requires a score of 80 or higher.  

The TOEFL iBT tests the four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Access the TOEFL iBT Information and Registration Bulletin (opens new window) for information about test dates, locations, and fees. 


Ensure WGU receives TOEFL iBT results by entering our (WGU) code, 3949, when registering to take the TOEFL iBT. 

Because the TOEFL iBT is the only TOEFL test that measures speaking skills, WGU is unable to accept results from other TOEFL tests.

Candidates who accidentally answer no to the question, “Is English your native language?” on their application can appeal the TOEFL IBT test if sufficient documentation (i.e., US birth certificate, or high school transcript) is provided to the admissions department. Documents should be sent to admissions@wgu.edu Subject: TOEFL Appeal. Candidates are not allowed to begin their program unless this requirement is satisfied.


Article Number: 20410, 1200


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