Acceptable scores on the TOEFL include:

  • An official international TOEFL report with a score of 500 (computer 173), or an official TOEFLiBT report with a score of 61, OR
  • An official international TOEFL of 460-499 (computer 140-172) or TOEFLiBT of 48, AND A certificate of completion from a 12 week intensive English study program. (click here for a list of Oklahoma State Regents approved programs)
  • International students from countries where English is an official language may not be required to submit TOEFL scores. If you attended an English-speaking high school, a Certificate of English Language Instruction validated by a school official is required and students from these countries will be assessed by NEO’s standard entry Computerized Placement Tests (CPT).

International students who are planning to enter specialized medical training programs at NEO may be required to take the ToEFL iBT (internet Based Test) which contains a speaking and listening component. Required minimum scores on the TOFELiBT may be higher for admittance to the NEO Nursing, Medical Lab Technician, or Physical Therapy Assistant programs. Contact these programs directly for additional information.

(While the TOEFL test is the preferred English language proficiency test at NEO, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores may also be accepted. Please contact NEO International Programs at 1-800-464 6636 for more information.)