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International Students

Students from countries outside the United States for whom English is not their native language are required to meet one of the following criteria in order to be admitted to the university:

  1. A score of 52 or higher on the TOEFL examination.
  2. A score of 5.0 or higher on the IELTS examination.
  3. A  score of 40 or higher on the PTE Academic examination. 
  4. An interview evaluation of Level 2 or higher.
International students would be placed in one of the three following tracks:
Track 1: TOEFL score of 52 – 60, IELTS score of 5.0, PTE score of 40-44, or Interview Level 2 or higher^
Fall Semester:
ELWR1061 Academic Language Acquisition (3) 
ELWR1063 Course-specific Language Support (3)
ELWR1072 Academic Reading and Grammar (3)
ELWR1073 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (3)
1 course (3 credits) from a list of approved traditional courses
Spring Semester:
ELWR1062 Academic Language Acquisition II (3)
ELWR1074 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English II (3)
2 courses (6 credits) from a list of approved traditional courses

Track 2: TOEFL score of 61 – 78, IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 45-52
Fall Semester:
ELWR1073 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (3)
3 courses (9 credits) from a list of approved traditional courses
Spring Semester:
ELWR1074 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English II (3)
3 courses (9 credits) from a list of approved traditional courses

Or, if students place out of ENGL1073 with either a writing assessment or Accuplacer test:
Fall Semester:
ELWR1074 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English II (3)
3 courses (9 credits) from a list of approved traditional courses

Track 3: TOEFL score of 79 or higher, IELTS score of 6.0 or higher, PTE score of 53 or higher, or completion of two semesters at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Eligible for traditional courses, including ENGL1030, University Writing and Research.

^Students admitted based on an interview will be given a writing assessment during New Student Orientation. Students may be placed in Track 2 or Track 3 based on performance on this assessment.

For students admitted to Levels 1 or 2, completion of ELWR1074 with a grade of C- or higher is a prerequisite for ENGL1030, University Writing and Research.