Students whose native language is not English or who have not completed a bachelor's degree or higher at an institution where the country's native language and the language of instruction is English must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting official (direct from testing entity) scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The University of Colorado Denver-HSC Campus code is 4875. The minimum TOEFL score required for admission to a graduate program at UCDAMC is 75 or above (minimum subscores of 15 in Reading, 14 in Listening, 19 in Speaking and 20 in Writing); the minimum acceptable IELTS score for admission is 6.5 (minimum subscores of 5.5 in each area).
Students who have a TOEFL score below 75 or IELTS score below 6.5 are encouraged to apply to the University of Colorado's Intensive English Program (IEP) in Denver. IEP offers five levels of academic language instruction plus TOEFL preparation classes, as well as a University of Colorado I-20 for the F-1 student visa. The IEP I-20 would be transferable to the University of Colorado Denver when the student attains a TOEFL score of at least 75 and is accepted into a UCDAMC program.