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    English Language Proficiency

    English Language Proficiency

    If your native language is not English, you must submit official results of one of the following in order to receive consideration for admission:

    Test Type All Majors
    Internet-based TOEFL 80
    Paper-based TOEFL 550
    IELTS  6.5


    All international students are required to take placement tests to demonstrate writing, math, and other proficiencies during New Student Orientation Week.

    Information about TOEFL can be located online at http://www.ets.org/toefl; information about IELTS can be located at http://www.ielts.org.

    All international applicants are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS unless they meet one of the following waiver requirements:

    1. SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 570
    2. ACT Composite score of 22 or higher
    3. Citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, United Kingdom and South Africa. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you must take the SAT or ACT instead of an English language proficiency test. International transfer students with more than 30 units of college work do not need to take the SAT or ACT.
    4. All high school instruction in the U.S. and in English*
    5. "A" level English score of B or higher*
    6. AP English score of 4 or higher*
    7. IB English score of 5 or higher*
    8. Two English Composition courses at a university or college in the U.S., with grades of B or higher in both courses.
    9. One English Composition course and one Communications or Critical Thinking course at a university or college in the U.S., with grades of B or higher in both courses.

    *You must take the SAT or ACT instead of an English language proficiency test if you meet these requirements. Minimum scores required for a waiver: SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing of 570; ACT Composite score of 22.