Undergraduate International Admission

English Language Proficiency

The following English language proficiency requirements are effective for applicants starting spring 2020. 

All undergraduate international applicants to the University of Toledo for whom English is a non-native language must provide proof of English language proficiency to be eligible for full-time undergraduate registration. Applicants can satisfy the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways listed below. 

  1. Submit official scores at or above the following minimums:

TOEFL internet-based: 71
TOEFL paper-based: 527
IELTS overall band: 6.0   
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 75
Duolingo English Test: 95

Our ETS institutional code is 1845.

2. Submit official SAT or ACT scores at or above the following minimum scores:

Old SAT Critical Reading: 500
New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 510
ACT (English section only): 21

Our institutional code is 1845 for the SAT and 3344 for the ACT. 

3. Completion of the High Advanced Level at the American Language Institute, the UToledo Intensive English Program

4. Completion of 3 Advanced Level subjects or 3 Higher Level IB subjects.

5. Transfer students currently enrolled in undergraduate study in the United States at a regionally accredited college or university can fulfill the English language requirement if they have completed, and passed, a course equivalent to UToledo course English 1110 (Composition I).

6. Successful completion of level 112 at an ELS Language Center.

7. English language programs: English language programs from outside the University of Toledo may be considered on an individual basis. Please include certificates of completion with your application.

8. English language of instruction

    High school students: Applicants who have successfully earned a high school diploma where the language of instruction is English may qualify for a waiver.
    International transfer students: Students enrolled in an accredited college or university where the language of instruction is English may qualify for a waiver upon completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework.

English language proficiency exempt countries:
Click here for a list of countries that qualify for an exemption.

International students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirement will automatically be admitted to the American Language Institute for intensive English language instruction. Admitted students will have the chance to take the University of Toledo institutional (paper-based) TOEFL on orientation day. Students who meet the minimum score of 527 will be able to update their admission and be eligible for full-time undergraduate registration.

Last Updated: 3/30/20