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English Proficiency for International Graduate Applicants

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. Your application will not be processed without valid proof of English proficiency.

Acceptable proof is as follows:

Individual academic units may have higher requirements for English proficiency. Review your degree program of interest for details.

The English proficiency requirement is only valid if you have taken the tests after the dates shown below.

Application Semester English Proficiency Test must be taken after the date shown below
Spring 2016 Jan. 1, 2014
Summer 2016 May 1, 2014
Fall 2016 Aug. 1, 2014
Spring 2017 Jan. 1, 2015
Summer 2017 May 1, 2015
Fall 2017 Aug. 1, 2015

 

Exemption

You could qualify for an exemption from this requirement by one of the following two options:

1. You successfully complete the highest level at the Global Launch Intensive English Program with grades of B or better

OR

2. You have attended in person a regionally accredited college or university in the United States and meet one of the following conditions:

  • earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in the U.S. (Official Transcripts Required), OR
  • completed at least 12 credit hours of graduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or higher (all credits must be earned in the U.S. and official transcripts must be mailed to ASU) OR
  • completed at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or higher (all 90 hours must be earned in the U.S. and official transcripts must be mailed to ASU)