English Language Requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

This requirement is only waived if:

  • The applicant has completed all coursework for and earned their undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in a country where English is the sole official language. Please note that graduate level work does not exempt applicants from meeting this requirement.
  • The applicant has completed at least two years at an undergraduate U.S. institution or at an institution in a country where the sole official language is English and earned the undergraduate (or bachelor’s) degree at that institution.

Official scores must be sent directly from either TOEFL or IELTS and are only valid for two years. (Use school code 2594 to report TOEFL scores.)

Applicants taking the TOEFL must have a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based version (600 paper based). Applicants taking the IELTS must receive a score of 7.0 or higher. Applicants receiving scores below the posted minimums may be advised to consider the American Language Program (ALP).

Applicants who are admitted on the basis of TOEFL or IELTS scores may be required to further demonstrate their command of the English language during orientation and/or registration.

Graduates of the ALP must achieve Level 10 in order to apply to a program at the School of Professional Studies.  Applicants who have achieved Level 10 are NOT required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

Note: Visiting Student applicants applying to Summer Sessions should follow the English Language Requirements as stated on the Summer Session's page.