All applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test unless they hold a degree from the United States, any Caribbean Island where English is the sole official language, Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, or the United Kingdom.
Now accepting two online English Tests: TOEFL Special Home Edition OR Duolingo English Test
Please note that the admissions committee strongly prefers all applicants who are not exempt to submit a score and rarely grants a waiver from this requirement. However, if you do not meet the exemption described above and your law school classes were taught entirely in English, you may request an interview in lieu of the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test.
Minimum Score: 100 iBT (Internet-based Test or Special Home Edition Test); 250 CBT (Computer-based Test); 600 PBT (Paper-base Test)
*Fordham's TOEFL Code is 2264 (if you are not sending your score via LSAC)
Minimum Score: 7
Examination: Duolingo English Test
Minimum Score: 120
If your score is below our requirement, we will still consider it with your application and may reach out to schedule an interview. For applicants unable to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency through the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test requirement, we are pleased to offer admission contingent on full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress in Fordham's Legal English Institute (LEI).