Applicants must submit a TOEFL score report if English is not the applicant's native language. Applicants to Georgetown should present a score exceeding 100 points on the internet-based TOEFL exam (with minimum scores of 25 in each of the four sections) or 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam (with minimum scores of 60 in each of the three sections). You can find more information about the TOEFL, as well as the TOEFL Bulletin of Information and registration form here.

Although the TOEFL test is preferred, applicants may submit IELTS test scores in place of TOEFL.  A minimum overall score of 7.5 on the IELTS is required, with at least 7.0 in each section of the test.

In appropriate circumstances (normally the completion of an undergraduate or first law degree program which was taught in an English-speaking country), the Graduate Admissions Committee will consider requests for a waiver of the TOEFL requirement. If you wish to request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement, please attach a statement explaining the basis for your request. Note: a 1-year LL.M. degree program completed prior to applying to Georgetown is normally not considered a sufficient basis for a TOEFL waiver.

Applicants who spent a semester at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London 

If you spent one semester of your first degree in law studying at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London, you are eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL requirement. To receive the waiver of the TOEFL requirement, you must complete the paper application rather than the online application, and include the Request for Fee and TOEFL Waiver based on Attendance at CTLS form with your application indicating when you attended CTLS.