Academic Pathway to Towson University
If you do not meet our English Proficiency Standards but would like the opportunity to earn college credit, the APTU program could be an option for you.
Any student that has attended school outside of the U.S. must provide proof of English proficiency.
|70 IBT with subscores of 17
|80 with subscores of 20
|8.0 overall with subscores of 8.0
|9.0 with subscores of 8.5
|6.0 with band scores of 5.5
|6.5 with band scores of 6.5
|540 evidence-based reading and writing
|5 SL English
|C on O, AS, A level English
|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.
*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.