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English Language Proficiency

English language proficiency is required of all students whose home language is not English and who are taking academic courses at Florida Tech.  English proficiency is not required for admission; however, submission of a test score is required for the issuance of immigration documents and enrollment.

Please refer to Florida Tech's policy on demonstrating English proficiency in the university catalog.

Demonstrating Proficiency

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have accomplished any of the following:

  1. Passed an English test no more than two years before attendance at Florida Tech:

    • an Internet-based TOEFL (standard, home and paper) with an earned score of at least 79; or
    • a TOEFL Essentials with a score of at least 9; or 
    • an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0; or
    • a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58; or 
    • a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C); or
    • a Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100; or 
    • a China National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) English portion with an earned score of at least 120/150 (96/120).
  2. Earned an official score of four or higher on an English examination:

    • the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Language A examination in English, or
    • the College Board Advanced Placement examination in English Language and Composition.
  3. Successfully completed an English language program:

    • ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112; or
    • Embassy English level B2; or
    • International Education Exchange Association PEAP level 6; or
    • Kaplan International English level Higher Intermediate; or
    • Open Hearts Language Academy level Elite; or
    • UCF English Language Institute level 8 with a grade of B or better.
  4. Studied at an institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Anglophone Canada, Anglophone Caribbean, Anglophone Africa, or a secondary school overseas where English is the primary language of instruction,

    • attending for three consecutive years and graduating from an accredited high school; or
    • completing a total of 20 semester credit hours at an accredited university or college, including three semester credit hours of English that qualify as transfer credit for Florida Tech’s COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric; or
    • earning a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited university or college.
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