English Proficiency

International applicants who hold or seek an F-1 or J-1 visa must provide proof of English language proficiency.

English Proficiency Options

TEST FRESHMAN/TRANSFER 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
SAT
(Code 5404)
540 EBRW N/A
ACT
(Code 1718)
21 English N/A
IB 5 SL English N/A
GCSE/IGCSE C on O, AS, A level English N/A
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 6/7 with a grade of B
or better. 

The following countries may be exempt from this requirement. However, students may be required to submit test results after an initial review of an application.  

  • 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*
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Lesotho*
  • Liberia
  • Lucia
  • Montserrat*
  • Namibia*
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone*
  • Singapore
  • South Africa*
  • 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 test is waived.