Admissions open: we’re accepting applications for Spring 2021 and beyond! Find out how we can help you apply with confidence. Important notice: our university partners have put temporary flexible admission policies in place, so some entry requirements and test acceptances have changed. Please see our dedicated FAQs for more information.
What grades and English level do I need for US universities?
To gain admission to a US degree or pathway program, you must meet minimum academic and English level entry requirements.
You need good grades in previous academic study – high school diploma or undergraduate degree – that are equivalent to the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for entry to your chosen degree. GPAs are on a 4-point scale. You may have the option to join an undergraduate pathway program if your GPA does not qualify you for entry directly to a bachelor’s degree.
English language level
With advanced English proficiency, you may be able to start a bachelor’s or master’s degree immediately. You can join a pathway or intensive English program if your English level does not yet meet the requirements for a degree. Generally, we accept scores from any of the following English language exams:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Some bachelor’s degree programs encourage applicants to submit standardized admission test scores (SAT or ACT) to be considered for tuition scholarships, but these are not required for international students.
Many master’s degree programs require students to submit graduate admission test scores (such as the GMAT or GRE) before their application is considered.
What if I need to improve my English to qualify for admission?
For some pathway programs and degrees, if you do not meet the English language requirement, you are offered conditional admission. This gives you time to improve your English through an on-campus Intensive English Program, or to submit a qualifying English test score.