English Proficiency

Demonstrated English proficiency is required of all international students. Students whose first language is not English or who are from a country where the medium of instruction is NOT English may demonstrate proficiency by submitting official copy of score reports, certificates or transcripts of one of the following:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of either 550 on the paper-based exam or 79 on the Internet-based exam.
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of a band six (6.0).
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 53.
  • High school transcripts showing completion of a minimum of two years at an
    institution where instruction is in English and demonstrating significant
    language achievement through rigorous coursework.
  • Completion of at least 24 semester credits at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Completion of English composition or an equivalent course, with a grade of "C" or higher, at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Completion of the new College Board SAT Evidenced-Based reading and writing tests with acceptable minimum scores of 500.
  • Completion of the ACT with reading and writing scores of 21 or higher.
  • Transcripts showing the successful completion of an ESL (English as a Second
    Language) program at a regionally accredited college or university and the
    completion of a course in English Composition equivalent to ENGL 103 with a
    grade of C or higher.
Note: International students who meet admission requirements with the exception of English language proficiency and need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree seeking student may be considered for Jacksonville University’s English Language Program (ELP). Admission to ELP does not guarantee
admission to Jacksonville University degree programs.