English Proficiency

Any student that has attended school outside of the U.S. must provide proof of English proficiency. 

English Proficiency Options

TEST UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
TOEFL
(Code 5404)
70 IBT with subscores of 17 80 with subscores of 20
TOEFL Essentials 8.0 overall with subscores of 8.0 9.0 with subscores of 8.5
IELTS 6.0 with band scores of 5.5 6.5 with band scores of 6.5
PTE 49 57
Duolingo (DET) 105 115
iTEP 3.9 4.4
SAT
(Code 5404)
540 evidence-based reading and writing NA
ACT
(Code 1718)
21 English NA
IB 5 SL English NA
GCSE/IGCSE C on O, AS, A level English NA
U.S. university coursework C in college-level composition course from accredited U.S. institution. Baccalaureate degree holders or higher may be eligible for a waiver.
TU English Language Center (ELC) TU ELC Level 5 completion TU ELC Level 6 with a grade of B or better. 

Undergraduate students may be exempt from this requirement if they have completed a minimum of 3 years of education in one of the countries listed below. Graduate students must have obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from any of the countries mentioned. Students may be required to provide additional information after application review. 

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana*
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec province)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Falkland Islands*
  • Fiji*
  • Gambia*
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar*
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey*
  • Guyana
  • Helena*
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man*
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey*
  • Kenya*
  • Lesotho*
  • Liberia
  • Lucia
  • Montserrat*
  • Namibia*
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone*
  • Singapore
  • South Africa*
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Tanzania*
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Uganda*
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Territories (except Puerto Rico)
  • Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Zambia*
  • Zimbabwe*

*English language proficiency test only waived for applicants from English language educational systems.

Students may be required to take an English Placement Exam upon arrival at TU even if the English language proficiency requirement is waived or has been met.