International Student Information
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TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academics TEST SCORES
SAT or ACT SCORES
Freshman and Transfer applicants who are academically admissible, but have not demonstrated satisfactory English proficiency or do not submitting tests scores, may be conditionally admitted through English Language Institute (ELI). Upon successful completion of the full-time non-credit Intensive English program (IEP), students will continue at the University and begin taking credit classes leading to a degree program. Questions concerning specific information, University programs and admission procedures should be directed to the Office of Admission.
Certain programs may have additional requirements, please visit your major to see if more application materials are required. The University reserves the right to require SAT or ACT scores for additional programs as necessary.
For students that meet our minimum academic and language proficiency requirements.
To Qualify, applicants must:
The English Language Immersion Toward Excellence (ELITE) Admission Program provides students the opportunity to enroll full-time in their degree program, taking a combination of credit-bearing English as a second language and regular courses. Students can use these credit-bearing English as a second language courses to fulfill an elective toward the completion of the academic degree program or foreign-language requirement.
Conditional admission through English Language Institute (ELI) is available for applicants who are academically admissible, but have not demonstrated satisfactory English proficiency or are not planning to submit tests scores. Upon successful completion of the full-time non-credit Intensive English program, students will take the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test. Students will then enter their degree programs at the University while also taking credit-bearing ESL classes through the University’s Department of Languages and Literatures.