English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit an official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-A as part of their application. Below are FDU's minimum acceptable scores:
6.0 overall band
*For first year undergraduate freshman students only
420 on Critical Reading
The following countries are exempted from submitting a test of English proficiency:
|Antigua & Barbuda||Grenada||New Zealand|
|Australia||Guyana||St. Kitts & Nevis|
|Barbados||Jamaica||St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
|Bermuda||Marshall Islands||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Canada (except Quebec)||Micronesia||United Kingdom|
Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university in the United States for more than two years and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam.
English Proficiency Placement Examination
ALL new international undergraduate and graduate students (except those who are specifically exempted) will be tested for English proficiency during International Student Orientation. Depending on the 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 and will be charged tuition upon registration. Credits in EPS will apply to the undergraduate student’s General Education requirement.
Graduates placed into an EPS course are required to take the class and co-requisite lab and will be charged a fee.