English Proficiency Tests

If you are an international student, whose first language is not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language.  

Non-Native English Speakers  are not required  to submit proof of English language proficiency if they meet one of the following:  

  • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in the United States or abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.  
  • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in a country where English is the majority native-speaking language, or where English is the primary language of instruction starting in the primary grades.  
  • Completion of at least thirty (30) post-secondary credits, including ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, or the equivalent, with a  grade of C or higher, from a U.S. regionally accredited post-secondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with  full curriculum of instruction in English.  
  • Completion of at least sixty (60) post-secondary credits or an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited postsecondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.  

If you do not meet the requirements of any of the categories mentioned above, you are required to submit an English proficiency exam. Please note English proficiency exam scores are not valid after two years.  

Currently we will accept only the following exams to demonstrate English proficiency:

English Proficiency Provider Minimum Scores Websites
TOEFL iBT (80)/PBT (550) www.ets.org/toefl
IELTS 6.5 www.ielts.org
Cambridge English Language Assessment 180 www.cambridgeenglish.org
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 55 www.pearsonpte.com
Duolingo English Test (DET) 105 englishtest.duolingo.com
OHLA Elite www.ohla.com/
ELS 112 www.els.edu/english-programs/intensive-english
FAU Intensive English Institute Level VI (Bridge) www.fau.edu/intensive-english/academic-track/
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKDSE) 5   www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/
International GCSE IGSE English Grade C/4  
International Baccalaureate (IB) English Higher Level 6  
Study Group English for University Studies score 65%  

 

For students not meeting the English proficiency, please see our Conditional Admissions Track (CAT) Intensive English Institute.