To demonstrate sufficient fluency on the TOEFL, applicants are expected to attain a score of 100 or above on the internet-based TOEFL, 250 or above on the computer-based TOEFL, or 600 or above on the paper-based TOEFL; for IELTS, the minimum score is 7.
The language assessment score factors strongly into the decision process. However, the admissions committee will consider applicants who do not attain the minimum score. Phone interviews and a conditional acceptance are sometimes offered to applicants with lower scores, but these options are offered solely at the discretion of the admissions committee; you may not request conditional acceptance or a phone interview.
For applicants unable to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency through our TOEFL or IELTS requirement, we are pleased to offer admission contingent on full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress in Fordham’s Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC). For more information, visit law.fordham.edu/llm/esl.