Language Requirements For Graduate Assistantships

Effective Date March 15, 2021

(Graduate Policy 4.11)

International students are eligible for graduate assistantships in some academic units. In addition to specific academic unit requirements for service as a graduate assistant, any student whose home language is not English, and who did not study at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, must pass an English proficiency examination with a minimum score as listed in the table below. Students also must pass the International Teaching Assistant Speaking Assessment (ITASA) to serve as a graduate teaching assistant.

A score of at least one of the following must be submitted for a teaching assistantship:

iBT

IELTS

PTE Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced

Florida Tech TOEFL

Duolingo English Test

Embassy English

100

7.0

70

193 (Grade of B)

600

120

C1

 

A score of at least one of the following must be submitted for a research assistantship:

iBT

IELTS

PTE Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced

Florida Tech TOEFL

Duolingo English Test

Embassy English

79

6.0

58

180 (Grade of C)

550

100

B2