GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/ IELTS


A. Applicants who took the following internationally-accredited examinations can be exempted from taking the Verbal and Quantitative parts of the DLSU Graduate Admission Test Battery:


  • Applicants to any graduate program of the RVR-College of Business and/or School of Economics who obtain a total score of at least 400 in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

  • Applicants to any graduate program of the College of Liberal Arts, BAG - College of Education, College of Science, G - College of Engineering and College of Computer Studies who obtain a score of at least 400 in each of the Graduate Record Examination's (GRE) Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning tests.

B. Applicants who took either of the following internationally-accredited examination for English proficiency can be exempted from taking the English proficiency exam:


  • Applicants who achieved a TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based test, 220 for computer-based test and 85 for internet-based test. 

  • Applicants who achieved an IELTS score of Band 6 on all areas and a Band 6 on the overall score. 

    Applicants who are applying for exemptions in the above examinations should present proof or certification of the valid results upon submission of documents. 

    Submission of these documents after the admission examination has been taken will no longer be recognized.