English Proficiency Requirements

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International applicants are required to submit a copy of qualifying results from an acceptable English proficiency test as part of their application for admission. Official scores need to be reported before the first academic semester.

Students who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may be eligible to apply for admission via an undergraduate or graduate pathway program or may be eligible for conditional admission via our ELS language center.. See our pathways programs for more information.

Requirements for Admission

 

Regular (Direct) Admission

Pre-University Program (first time freshmen only)

Pre-Master’s Program (graduate)

Conditional Admission via ELS Language Center

TOEFL IBT

70

50 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points below TOEFL and 0.5 band on IELTS]

60 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points below TOEFL and 0.5 band on IELTS]

Not required

TOEFL PBT (old)

550

497-547

520-547

Not required

TOEFL PBT (revised)

59

45-58

51-58

Not required

IELTS

6.0

5.0 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points below TOEFL and 0.5 band on IELTS]

5.5 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points below TOEFL and 0.5 band on IELTS]

Not required

Pearson’s PTE-A

53

45-52

50-52

Not required

GTEC

1150

1000

1075

Not required

Other

SAT EBRW: 480

ACT English: 22

ELS EAP level 112

 

ELS EAP level 110

ELS EAP level 110

Not required

Exemptions

Submission of any of the following will be considered in lieu of the above mentioned test submission:

ELS
Completion of ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112 at the ELS Language Center (www.els.edu)
U.S. College or University
Completion of English Composition 1 (or the equivalent) with a grade of C or higher
U.S. High School
A minimum of two years of study in a U.S. based high school with passing grades in two years of college preparatory English (English Composition I/II - not ESL/English as a Second Language)
Non-U.S. Institutions
Students who have completed at least two years of study in any of the following countries are exempt from providing an English proficiency test score at the time of admission.

NOTE: English for Professional Success (EPS) placement testing at the time of enrollment may be required. For information about the English proficiency placement examination, see below.

Students from the following countries are not required to submit an English proficiency test:

Antigua & Barbuda   New Zealand
Australia    
Bahamas Grenada  
Barbados Guyana St. Kitts and Nevis
Belize Ireland St. Lucia
Bermuda Jamaica St. Vincent & Grenadines
  Kiribati Solomon Islands
Canada (except Quebec) Marshall Islands Trinidad & Tobago
  Mauritius United Kingdom
Fiji Micronesia  

English Proficiency Placement Examination

EPS placement test waived

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom,

EPS placement test required

Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

During International Student Orientation, most new international undergraduate and graduate students will be tested for English proficiency. Exemptions from English placement testing include students who completed at least two years of academic study in the United States or the countries listed in the first column in the table above.

Depending on their test results, students may be placed into an English for Professional Success (EPS) course that focuses on the student's major field of study.

Undergraduates placed into EPS must take the class and co-requisite lab in the first semester. Credits in EPS will apply to the undergraduate students General Education requirement.

Graduates placed into an EPS course are required to take the class and co-requisite lab in the first semester.

 

Deadlines

  • Fall (August) Semester:  July 1
     
  • Spring (January) Semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (limited programs):  May 1

    Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application.

    Deadlines may vary according to program. Please check your desired major's department website for more details.