English Language Proficiency Admission Policies

 

For Undergraduate Admissions

Non-native speakers of English must prove an adequate level of English language proficiency for admission into an academic program. English language proficiency for admission can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

*English proficiency tests:

TOEFL - minimum score of 61 iBT/173 CBT/500 PBT

IELTS – minimum overall band score of 6.0

MELAB – minimum score of 69

*Diploma from a U.S. high school (other proof may be required if courses on transcript are listed as ESL)

*Diploma from an international school with U.S. regional accreditation (as verified by AdvancED at www.advanc-ed.org)

*Diploma from IB curriculum school whose medium of instruction is English (as verified by IBO World Schools at www.ibo.org). If applicant went to an IB school with two or more language of instruction, the applicant’s transcript must specify that their program was English language.

*Diploma from high school/secondary education in a country where English is the official language. Transcript must show four years of high school English (composition and literature-based) with C or better grades. List includes:

Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati,Liberia, Micronesia, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Grenadines, St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

*Scores of 500 or better on the SAT Critical Reading AND Writing sections

*A score of 21 or better on ACT Combined English/Writing

*Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in 12 or more college-level semester credit hours from a U.S. institution of higher education. Credits must include college level English composition and/or speech with grades of C or higher.

*Successful completion of Level 112 in the ELS Language School

*Other proof of English proficiency may be considered on an individual basis.

 

For Graduate Admissions

Non-native speakers of English must prove an adequate level of English language proficiency for admission into an academic program. English language proficiency for admission can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

*English proficiency tests:

TOEFL - minimum score of 79 iBT/213 CBT/550 PBT

IELTS – minimum overall band score of 6.5

MELAB – minimum score of 79

*Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education.

*Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or higher from an instution of higher education in a country where English is the official language (listed below). Transcript must show English (composition and listerature-based, ESL not acceptable) credits with C or better grades. English speaking countries list includes:

Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati,Liberia, Micronesia, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Grenadines, St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

*Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on 24 or more earned undergraduate level credit hours from a U.S. institution of higher education. Credits must include college level English composition and/or speech.

*Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on 12 or more graduate level credit hours from a U.S. institution of higher education.

*Successful completion of Level 112 in the ELS Language School

*Other proof of English proficiency may be considered on an individual basis.

Feel free to contact the International Programs Office if you have any questions regarding the English Proficiency Policy.