Regardless of citizenship, applicants whose first language is not English must generally take one of the following exams and achieve the indicated scores in order to demonstrate English proficiency.
English Proficiency Requirements for:
Please note the following: TOEFL is not required of students attending international or bi-lingual secondary schools outside the U.S. for at least three years (grades 10, 11, and 12), where English is the medium of instruction. A telephone interview may be recommended instead.
SAT is not required for students educated outside the United States regardless of citizenship
Applicants who are graduating from a secondary school in the U.S. should submit an SAT or ACT score. ACT test takers are required to complete the optional writing section of the test. Please arrange for scores to be sent directly from the testing agency.
Undergraduate Transfer applicants who have completed two academic English writing courses from a U.S. college or university with a grade of "C" or better from regionally accredited, AG rated institutions or a "B" or better from provisionally accredited, AP rated institutions, are exempt from submitting scores from these examinations.
Graduate school applicants who have completed a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution in the United States may be exempt from the English-language proficiency test requirement. Please contact the AU school or college to which you are applying to find out their specific policies and requirements.
For more information or registration forms for the following tests, please contact:
- TOEFL Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151Princeton, NJ 08541-6151USAPhone: + 001-609-771-7100E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.toefl.org
- College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 6200Princeton, NJ 08541-6200 USAPhone: + 001-609-771-7600E-mail: email@example.comWeb: www.collegeboard.com/testing/
- IELTS Registration Office
International House/San Francisco49 Powell StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102 USAPhone: + 001-415-989-4473E-mail: IELTS@ucles.org.ukWeb: www.ielts.org
- ACT Test
500 ACT DriveP.O. Box 168Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168Phone: + 001-319-337-1270E-mail: (none; go to website)Web: http://www.act.org/