English Proficiency

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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 56.
  • 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.
  • Duolingo score of 105 and above. 

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.


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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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