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English Proficiency for International Graduate Applicants

If you are from a country whose native language is not English (regardless of where you may now reside), you 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
Summer 2015 May 1, 2013
Fall 2015 Aug. 1, 2013
Spring 2016 Jan. 1, 2014



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


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., 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.), 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.)