English Proficiency Requirements

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Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results from an English proficiency test as part of their application for direct or pathway program admission.

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

79

60-78

68-78

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

5.5

5.5

Not required

Pearson’s PTE-A

53

45-52

50-52

Not required

Other

SAT EBRW: 480

ACT English: 22

ELS EAP level 112

 

ELS EAP level 110

ELS EAP level 110

n/a

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
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 (not ESL)

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

During International Student Orientation, most new international undergraduate and graduate students will be tested for English proficiency regardless of their official English proficiency test score.

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 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.

 

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.