Monday, December 14, 2015

Revision to English competency score requirement for international applicants

The minimum expected English Competency test scores have been revised for our programs. The new minimums are:

TOEFL internet-based test (iBT): 94 overall, 22 Reading, 24 Writing
IELTS: band scores of 7 overall, 7 Reading, 7 Writing

English competency test scores are generally required for those applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants who are currently living and working in an English-speaking country or have graduated from a University where the instruction is in English are exempt. A request to waive the test requirement can be made if the applicant can show moderate to high competency in academic reading and writing.

Competency is judged by test scores and all other communications with the program office, including the application essay and all email communications. If necessary, additional writing samples may be requested.