TOEFL and IELTS Scores


The following two test formats are acceptable versions of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exams.

Please note: The scores associated with each test format are suggested minimum scores and individual departments may have higher requirements.

  1. TOEFL paper-based test: Most programs at Boston University Metropolitan College require a minimum score of 560.
  2. TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT): The iBT has four subsections, with a grading scale for each section from 1 to 30 (30 being the highest score). Boston University Metropolitan College will consider the score for each section rather than the total score. The required minimum scores for each section are as follows:
    1. Writing: 22
    2. Speaking: 23
    3. Listening: 18
    4. Reading: 21


The minimum acceptable IELTS score at MET is 6.5, but individual departments may have higher requirements.