Berkeley Law requires Official Score Reports of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) before admitting an applicant whose primary language is not English. Applicants whose primary language is English should submit a waiver request as instructed below.
The minimum score required is 100 on the internet-based test (IBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). Information about test dates and registration procedures is available on the TOEFL website at www.toefl.org.
TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the time of submission. Applicants should register for the TOEFL in time to ensure that the Official Score Report will be sent by the application deadline. To have your TOEFL score report sent to LSAC, place an order to institution code 8395.
As a substitution, you may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the IELTS. The minimum score required is 7 on a 9 point scale (overall score). To register for the IELTS, consult the IELTS website at http://ielts.org. To have your IELTS score report sent to LSAC, you MUST indicate before or at the time of your exam that LSAC should receive a score report.
For more information on submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score report to LSAC's LLM CAS, go to www.lsac.org/LLM/Applying/English-proficiency.asp.
English Language Requirement Waiver Requests
Applicants may request an English Language Requirement Waiver if either of the following criteria apply: 1) you have attended a US university for full-time study for a minimum of one academic year with a 3.0/B average or higher, OR 2) you have earned a degree from a foreign university in which the sole language of instruction is English. These criteria must be verified by official academic records.
To request an English Language Requirement Waiver, you must complete the Certification of English Language Proficiency Form available in the forms section of the online application. Once your request has been processed you will receive an e-mail notifying you whether your TOEFL waiver request has been granted.