English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. They are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS as evidence of English proficiency and official scores are submitted directly to the Admissions Office. However, graduate applicants may be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if one of the following criteria is met:
- Completion of at least two years of post-secondary full-time study in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction; or
- Completion of a college degree in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
Master’s Degree: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report;
If a student does not fulfill the University’s English proficiency requirements, he or she must take CUSF's English Placement Test. Students may register for it through their advisor. The English Placement Test will assess student skills and correlate them with a recommended English Proficiency Program course.