Do Canadian students need to take TOEFL when applying to US?

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srpaik
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Do Canadian students need to take TOEFL when applying to US?

Postby srpaik » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:19 am

I was born in Korea, but got my Canadian citizenship 5 years ago, and went to university in US.

Do I still need to take the TOEFL for going to law school in US?

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kazu
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Re: Do Canadian students need to take TOEFL when applying to US?

Postby kazu » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:26 am

A lot of law schools, especially the "top" ones, don't require the TOEFL even for the international students (from Europe, Asia etc.) I think they consider the LSAT score a good enough measurement for the applicant's English abilities as well.

For instance, CLS says
"Q: Is the TOEFL exam required?

A: No. Applicants to the J.D. program are not required to take the TOEFL examination."
http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applican ... onal#97269

The most sure thing would probably be to contact the schools directly, if the schools you're applying to are unclear about this on their website. Each school will probably have a different policy, so it'll be hard for someone to give you a clear "yes or no" answer.

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Re: Do Canadian students need to take TOEFL when applying to US?

Postby skamike » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:10 pm

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Re: Do Canadian students need to take TOEFL when applying to US?

Postby iShotFirst » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Generally if you did your undergrad in an English-speaking institution and took classes all in English your TOEFL score is not required. But yeah, you should still call the schools if you can.




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