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English Language Proficiency Requirement

All applicants who did not graduate from an official native English-speaking country will be required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. International applicants whose native language is not English may be eligible for an exemption to this requirement. To see if you are eligible from having to submit an English language test score, please see the Exemptions section below.

The English Language Proficiency may be fulfilled by submitting official reports showing a minimum score from one of the following English language tests taken no earlier than two years prior to the date of application:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • PBT (Paper Based): 527
  • iBT (Internet Based): 71

International English Language System (IELTS)

  • 6.0 with no sub-score lower than 5

Certificate of Completion of Level 112 of ELS Language Centers Academic English Program

Pearson Test of English (PTE):

  • 51

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)

  • level of C1 or higher

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • level of C1 or higher;

Cambridge International Examination

  • Level of C or higher;

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

  • 74

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

  • 645


International Freshman who are non-native speakers of English may waive the the English Language Proficiency exams listed above if the meet either of the following criteria:

  • Graduated from an accredited U.S. high school with a minimum of two years of high school study in the U.S., OR from an high school located outside the U.S where the primary language of instruction is English and is U.S regionally accredited.
  • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 AND either a combined SAT score of 1000 in CR and Math (with a minimum of 500 in CR), OR an ACT composite score of 21 (with an ACT English sub-score of 21). 

International Transfer who are non-native speakers of English may waive the the English Language Proficiency exams listed above if the meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of English Composition I and Composition II (6 credit hours) with a “C” letter grade or higher and over 24 completed semester credit hours of course work in an U.S accredited college/university, OR an international institution of higher education where the primary language of instruction is English.