The minimum scores considered acceptable for admission by the Graduate School are:

  • TOEFL: 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
  • IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination

Please see for additional information.**

You must report your scores to the CS Department Supplement by the application deadline: December 15, 2018 (23:59 CST)

In addition to self-reporting your scores to the CS Department Supplement, you must request that the testing agency send an official score report to UT-Austin. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) institution code for the TOEFL is 6882. It is not necessary to use a department code. To fulfill the requirement with scores from the IELTS, have an official paper score report sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center. These scores will be uploaded to your MyStatus page and will be available for viewing by the admissions committee. Official score reports may arrive to UT-Austin after the Dec. 15th deadline, however please note that late scores may delay the final review of your application. If you have questions about the receipt of your official TOEFL/IELTS scores, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) at

**International applicants who are from a country where English is the only official language are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, applicants are exempt from the requirement if they possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in a country where English is the only official language. The requirement is not waived for applicants who have earned a master’s—but not a bachelor’s—degree from a similar institution.

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