So, here is the situation, I am an international student from india(which uses English as an official language) and have studied in a school that uses English as method of instruction for 9 years but due to Covid, i would probably not able to take IELTS or TOEFL but i am compensating that with Duolingo English test which is accepted to all my school list except Princeton University and i can't and probably don't wanna spend 185 buck on a test accepted to a single school but i fit the criteria for princeton's international applicants who don't have to take English proficiency test(studied in a school there English is used as method of instruction for atleast 3 years). So, will not giving those test reduce my chances of admission to princeton or should i go take the test if possible.
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Given that Princeton says that you won't even need an English proficiency test, I doubt that sending a score would impact your chances. Additionally, you can show off your English language prowess in your essays and probably by sending a strong SAT or ACT score (I would advise taking these tests even for test optional schools).
If you want a definitive answer on whether Princeton would prefer that you take the IELTS or TOFL, you should feel free to reach out to the admissions office and ask. That said, from you've explained here, it doesn't sound like they would have any need to see your scores.
Hey, you could take the home edition of TOFEL. This way you will be able to give your scores to Princeton too!
No, you do not need to take the test in that case. It will not increase your chances of admission. I agree with you that spending that much money on applying to one school would not be a very wise decision.
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