English Requirements

International applicants must meet our English language proficiency requirements and provide test score records stating these requirements have been met.
 

Minimum English Requirements

Please note that our English as a Second Language program is not intended for students with an F-1 visa.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Requirements

  • Written test: score of 525 or higher.
  • Computer version: score of 197 or higher.
  • Web-based version: score of 71 or higher.
     

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Requirements

Score of 5.5 or higher.
 

English Language School (ESL) Institute Requirements

Completion level of 109 or higher.
 

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Score of 80 or higher.

Students Exempt From Testing

You are not required to take the TOEFL or submit test results if you have completed one full academic year at a high school, college or university in the U.S. as a full-time student (without any ESL classes), or earned an accredited bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in the U.S.

Proof of language proficiency is not required of students from:

  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Christopher and Nevis
  • St. Kitts and Nevi
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Virgin Islands
  • Western Samoa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe