College of Graduate Studies


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Main Campus
University Hall
Room: 3240
Mail Stop 933
Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)
Fax: 419.530.4724

Health Science Campus
Mulford Library
Reception Desk Room 113
Mail Stop 1042
Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)
Fax: 419.383.6140

Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W Bancroft
MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

Announcing the Graduate Access Program Beginning Summer 2014

The Graduate Access Program at The University of Toledo enables international students seeking graduate degrees to complete their prerequisites (English as a Second Language and any undergraduate coursework) before beginning their chosen graduate program. The University of Toledo’s American Language Institute (ALI), which offers intensive English preparation, and the student’s chosen graduate program administer the Graduate Access program jointly. Students will be evaluated by their chosen graduate program for provisional admission and enrollment in the Graduate Access Program. Each student will be assigned a graduate program advisor and an ALI advisor.

Students accepted into the Graduate Access program must possess an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, a minimum 500 TOEFL (61 iBT) and meet any other requirements as determined by the graduate program accepting the student and the College of Graduate Studies.

To be considered for provisional admission, the following requirements must be met by the posted deadline –

  • Submit TOEFL score between 500-550 (61-79 iBT) electronically using institution code 1845. TOEFL score test date must be within six months of application.
  • Apply online at for the chosen graduate program.
  • Submit all required documents for the program of study, i.e., letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts, resume, etc.
  • Student is not eligible for TA/GA/RA while attending the Graduate Access program. If selected for the Graduate Access Program the student must provide official financial responsibility documentation.
TOEFL Graduate Program Start Date ALI Start Date Deadline to Apply to Graduate Program
500-529 Spring 2016 May 2015 (2 semesters) February 28, 2015
530-549 Fall 2015 May 2015(1 semester) February 28, 2015
530-549 Spring 2016 August 2015 (1 semester) April 15, 2015


*Application deadlines are designed to ensure sufficient time for processing and review of application, visa interviews, travel, etc

Students need to report to campus no later than start date specified by OISS. Start date is used for ALL incoming international students and coincides with international orientation.

For additional information specific to this program, please see the full program description.
Last Updated: 8/23/17