TOEFL, IELTS, & Duolingo - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically, taking into consideration academic records, SAT/ACT results if applicable, and English language proficiency (ELP) through TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo results.

  • TOEFL institutional code: 2927
    • Note: Pitt accepts the TOEFL iBT and the TOEFL iBT Home Edition. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Scores or TOEFL Essentials.
  • IELTS: Test results can be submitted directly from the IELTS portal by searching “University of Pittsburgh.” Information about locating test results is available at
  • Duolingo: Test results can be submitted directly from the Duolingo portal by searching “University of Pittsburgh.”

There are some instances where the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exam requirement may be waived. The waiver process is not automatic in most cases, so students who believe they are eligible for a waiver must contact us following the instructions in the ‘Exceptions’ section below. Students who want to request an ELP waiver must meet both of the following requirements:

  1. The student has not and will not take any ELP test; AND
  2. The student meets one of the situations in the ‘Exceptions’ section below.
Review Guidelines and Exceptions

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TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo Guidelines