Non-Native English Speakers Requirements

Prospective students whose native language is not English
and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution
where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate
college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for

Undergraduate Degree:
1. A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT),
or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT),
or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS),
or 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report
or have earned a high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).

2. A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:
ESL Language Use: Score of 85
ESL Listening: Score of 80
ESL Reading: Score of 85
ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90
ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4
Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350

A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;

A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;

A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English.

Prospective students who wish to submit transcripts that are not in English must have their transcripts evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English. Once the foreign transcripts have been evaluated, the report must be sent directly to the institution for review. Based on the information provided, a determination is made as to whether the individual meets the admissions requirements.

Prospective students seeking foreign transcription evaluation may choose to use the services of IERF or a transcript evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

The following organizations are approved by the institution:
Foreign Transcript Evaluation (
List of Approved Evaluators (