Carnegie Mellon University

Language Bootcamp


Consider your score on standardized language assessments. As a rough guide, students appropriate for Language Bootcamp would likely have the following test scores:

TOEFL iBT Score Range

iBT Speaking

iBT Writing



TOEFL PBT 580 minimum total
IELTS Score Range

Speaking Band

Writing Band



If you have already been accepted to a Carnegie Mellon graduate program and if your TOEFL or IELTS scores are close to the above scores, contact ICC for a brief interview to verify that Language Bootcamp is appropriate.

Setting up an interview is easy. You can either:

  • Call ICC between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday to talk with an instructor (412-268-4979), or
  • Send email to set up an interview, and include the best date/time when we can reach you. The preferred method is via Skype (so include your Skype ID), but if you cannot use Skype, include a phone number where we can reach you.

Please have your TOEFL or IELTS scores available for the phone conversation.


Registering for Language Bootcamp is a very quick process. If your interview indicates Language Bootcamp is appropriate for you, we will send you an email registration form which you should fill out and return by email.