Non-exempt, non-U.S. citizens must provide verification of English proficiency by submitting the results of a standardized test. The university’s preference is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), but we will accept other standardized tests as listed below.

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Accepted Tests & Scores

Accepted TestsUndergraduate Accepted ScoreGraduate Accepted Score
ACT English
(must be less than 5 years old)
SAT Reading and Writing
(must be less than 5 years old)
WAEC (formerly the GCE)
(No timeframe)
English C4 or higher

English B2 or higher

English Proficiency Tests

(must be less than 2 years old)

Accepted TestsUndergraduate Accepted ScoresGraduate Accepted Scores

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Version

  • Paper-Based Test
  • Internet-Based Test


520 with TWE of 4.0
Reading 21 / Writing 23


550 with TWE of 4.5
Reading 24 / Writing 27

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)-Academic Version

Reading 6.0 / Writing 6.0

Reading 6.5 / Writing 6.5


You may be exempt from the English proficiency requirements if you:

  • Earned an associate degree or higher at an accredited U.S. college
  • Are a member of the U.S. military
  • Earned a U.S. high school diploma or U.S. GED (does not apply to doctoral applicants)
  • Completed an English composition course with a grade of B- or higher at an accredited U.S. college or its transferable equivalent

Or are a citizen of the following countries:

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Scotland
  • Solomon Islands
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Wales

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