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English Language Institute

Undergraduate Admission

Please visit the Undergraduate School Webpage for information about the application process.

English Language Requirements for Graduate Students: Five Alternatives to Demonstrate English Proficiency

International students, permanent residents and U.S. citizens whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language ability in order to be fully admitted to graduate studies. There are five different measures that you can use to demonstrate your English proficiency; you must meet ONE of these requirements to be fully admitted.

  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

    Specific Requirements: A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or of 61 on the internet-based TOEFL.

    Conditions: TOEFL scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

    For More Information: See http://www.toefl.org for information about the TOEFL.
     


  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System

    Specific Requirements: A minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP Education Australia.

    Conditions: IELTS scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

    For More Information: See http://www.ielts.org for information about the IELTS.
     


  • MELAB: Michigan English Laboratory Assessment Battery

    Specific Requirements: A minimum score of 69 on the MELAB, which is administered only by the University of Michigan and its authorized official examiners in the US and Canada.

    Conditions: MELAB scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

    For More Information: See http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/melab for information about the MELAB.
     


  • SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE at The UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

    Specific Requirements: For undergraduate applicants, successful completion is defined as earning a final GPA of 2.7 in a full course of study at the Advanced level or 3.3 in a full course of study at the High Intermediate level AND achieving a minimum score of 480/54 on the TOEFL OR a score of 9 or 10 on the ELI-ASSET.

    Conditions: The English Language Institute is The University of Akron's intensive (20 hour a week) program in English for academic purposes. Courses are offered every Fall, Spring, and Summer according to the university's academic calendar.

    For More Information: For details about the English Language Institute, visit the ELI Web Site.


  • SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of ACADEMIC WORK in a US. INSTITUTION of HIGHER EDUCATION

    Specific Requirements: Successful completion is defined as completing 24 credit hours of course work and maintaining good standing in full-time, continuous studies.

    Conditions: The credits must be earned at an accredited U.S. university or college in which English is the language of instruction. Applicants must submit original transcripts of their course work and a written request to waive the English language requirement.
     


  • SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of a HIGH SCHOOL in OHIO

    Specific Requirements: Successful completion is defined as passing all the sections of the 12th Grade Ohio Proficiency Test.

    Conditions: Applicants must submit proficiency test results and a written request to waive the English language requirement.

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