You are required to submit a TOEFL score if your previous degree is not from a U.S. institution or your native language is not English. Performance diplomas or certificates do not suffice as a degree. If your previous degree is from an institution with English instruction, then you do not have to submit a TOEFL score. English speaking countries are identified to be: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (English-speaking provinces), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts & Nevis, The Bahamas, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Indies, or Zimbabwe.
The Shepherd School of Music requires a score of at least 100 on the iBT for DMA applicants and 90 for MM and AD applicants, 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 600 on the paper-based TOEFL. For students who choose to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) in lieu of the TOEFL, the minimum score is 7.0. Please arrange to have your scores sent to The Shepherd School of Music. Rice Institution Code is 6609.
For Fall, 2022, the following tests will be accepted: TOEFL IBT Home, IELTS Indicator and Duolingo. The TOELF ITP Plus is not accepted. More information can be found here.