English Proficiency Requirement

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English Language Proficiency

Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English and who do not qualify for a waiver are required to submit proof of English Language Proficiency before an admissions decision can be made.

 UndergraduateGraduate

TOEFL

61 iBT

(or 500 paper-based)

80 iBT

(or 550 paper-based)

Academic IELTS

5.5

6.5

PTE

44

53

SAT

550 or higher on the Evidence based Reading and Writing

ACT

22 or higher in English section

IB

4 or higher on IB Language A1, A2 or B (English) HL exam

ALCP

Successful completion of ALCP Bridge Program

Successful completion of ALCP Bridge Program
*conditional admission through ALCP is available to selected graduate programs

English Language Proficiency Exam Waiver

The following criteria will be used to waive this examination requirement:

Freshman Applicants

Completed at least 3 years of high school academic course work taught in English; either in the U.S. or in a country where English is the native language.

List of the countries where the English requirement is waived:

  • Australia
  • English speaking Canada (exclude Quebec)
  • Commonwealth Caribbean countries (Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Ireland
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Transfer Applicants

Transfer Students with only Foreign Coursework

If you attended full-time an institution at the secondary level (or above) for at least three years, where English is the native language of the country or the principal language of instruction for the entire college was in English, you may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver and will not need to take the English proficiency test.

List of the countries where the English requirement is waived:

  • Australia
  • English speaking Canada (exclude Quebec)
  • Commonwealth Caribbean countries (Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Ireland
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Transfer Students from U.S. Institutions

English Language Proficiency Requirement can be met by:

  • Equivalent freshman composition course passed with a grade of “C” or better

Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Earned a bachelor's (or advanced) degree from:

  • An accredited college/university in a country where English is the native language, or the only language of instruction at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.
  • An accredited college/university where English is the only language of instruction.

List of the countries where the English requirement is waived:

  • Australia
  • English speaking Canada (exclude Quebec)
  • Commonwealth Caribbean countries (Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Ireland
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

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