English Proficiency

International applicants will be asked to demonstrate their English proficiency. This is typically done through available testing or academic history. Please review the options and choose one to satisfy your proficiency requirement.

Proficiency Requirement Options

1. Testing Option
Only original score reports sent directly by the testing service will be considered. There is not an institution code for the IELTS exam, so students must request that the score be mailed directly. Only one of the following tests will be needed.

Test Minimum Score School Code
TOEFL: Internet Based
80 6282
PTE Academic 53 None
IELTS 6.5 None
SAT I 480 on EBRW and 1010 Combined Score 6282
ACT 20 on English and 21 Composite Score 4101
Duolingo 105 N/A
CLT 68 N/A

2. College Credit Option
Successful completion of two (2) semesters of non-remedial freshman English from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution of higher education.  Students must receive a letter grade of ‘C’ or better. English courses below the equivalent of Composition I and Composition II will not be considered. Transfer students who have only completed one semester of English will be asked to show test scores as in Option 1.

3. Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school or international school whose curriculum is taught fully in English

4. Bachelor’s Degree Option
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.

5. Completion of an English Language Program from any of the following

  • Language Consultants International – englishlci.edu or 832-571-1007
  • The Learning Institute of Texas – litexas.edu or 281-988-9522
  • BEI (Level 7) – bei.edu or 713-789-4555

6. Exempt Country Option
Students applying from the following English speaking countries may be exempt from the English Proficiency requirement:

  • American Samoa
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • The Bahamas
  • The Gambia
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands
  • Zambia