English Language Proficiency

SPECIAL NOTICE:
Exam scores are only valid for two years after the test date. Official scores must be sent directly to the University by the respective testing agency. For more information about how to submit official test scores, click here.

Undergraduates (First time freshman and transfer students)

Regardless of residency status, if you have not completed at least 3 years of full-time coursework at the high school/secondary level or above, at an accredited educational institution where English is the principal language of instruction, or have not completed a transferable college-level English Composition course from a United States post-secondary institution, with a grade of 'C' or better, you must obtain a minimum English Language Proficiency Exam score as follows:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 61 ibt or higher
  •  Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 44 or higher
  •  International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Band 5.5 or higher

Graduates/Post-Baccalaureates

Regardless of residency status, if you do not possess a baccalaureate (or advanced) degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction, you must obtain a minimum English Language Proficiency Exam score as follows:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):  80 ibt or higher
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:  53 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS):  Band 6 or higher
  • For TESOL program applicants: TOEFL (100 ibt) or IELTS (7.5)
  • If your academic program is taught in English, but the institution's primary language of instruction is not English, you are not exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement. Please plan to submit a qualifying exam score.