Applicants to the doctoral program who are not U.S. residents and whose records are not in English must submit their academic records with an official English translation. All applicants with international credentials are required to include a professional evaluation of the degree to determine if it is equivalent to the US bachelor’s degree. We accept foreign credentials evaluated by these listed companies. Applicants with such credentials should file their applications well in advance of the term for which they are applying.
Every applicant whose first language is not English or who have not earned a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not exclusively English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you are not taking the Internet-based TOEFL, please make sure to also take the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE), and to submit scores from all tests. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Scores more than two years old are not accepted. Information about this examination may be obtained by writing to TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, U.S.A., by email, or by visiting the TOEFL web site. Applicants must request that their examination score be sent to the NYU Silver School of Social Work. The school test code is 2506.
Applicants residing in the New York City area may take their English proficiency test at NYU's American Language Institute, located at 48 Cooper Square, Room 200, New York, NY 10003-7154, U.S.A. An appointment to take the test may be made by calling (212) 998-7040. For more information about ALI and its services, please visit its website.
The Office of International Students and Scholars can provide further information.