An article on the site Poets & Quants reports that a number of UK business schools no longer accept the TOEFL exam as evidence of ability in English for overseas students. This follows the discovery of fraud connected with the exam earlier this year. The Judge School at Cambridge, the Durham University Business School, and London’s Cass Business School have stopped accepting the TOEFL from overseas students who need student visas in order to study in the UK.
The government suspended ETS, the company responsible for the TOEFL after fraud was found in connection with the TOEIC exam, also administered by the company. Since the TOEFL exam was not directly connected with the uncovered fraud, a number of schools will continue to accept the TOEFL – Oxford, Warwick, Henley, and LBS. LBS reported that they will continue to accept the TOEFL together with other exams, and that they use various methods to evaluate the candidate’s command of English (interviews are conducted in English and candidates are sometimes administered an English phone exam.)