English Language Proficiency

English Proficiency Test

Minimum Score (ESL Bridge Coursework Required)

Minimum Score (No ESL Coursework Required)

TOEFL

61 iBT (500 PBT)

79 iBT (550 PBT)**

IELTS

5.5

6.5**

PTE Academic

 

55

MELAB

 

80

ACT (English Version)

 

21

SAT (Evidence-based and Critical Thinking & Writing Score)

 

590

 

**Students that score between a 61 – 78 on the TOEFL OR a 5.5 – 6.0 on the IELTS can be admitted to Mount Union, but will be required to enroll in at least 8 credits of English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) coursework within their first year.

Those applicants who meet one of the following conditions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for waiver of an English proficiency test:

  • Completion of a minimum of two English courses (non-ESL) at a U.S. high school with a minimum grade of B.
  • Completion of secondary school (with at least 2 years of prior, continuous enrollment) from an English-speaking country (see chart below).
  • Completion of an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum with a minimum score of 5 in the Diploma Programme, or a minimum score of 6 in the standard level English language examinations.
  • Completion of the British Ordinary Level (O-level) English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE) with a Grade of B or higher.
  • Completion of the British Advanced Level (A-level) English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE) with a Grade of C or higher.
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of academic (non-ESL) coursework at an accredited two or four-year postsecondary institution in the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Completion of at least 1 year of postsecondary school (non-ESL) coursework from a recognized higher education institution in an English-speaking country (see chart below) with a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

English-speaking countries include the following:

Anguilla

Antigua

Australia

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

Botswana

British Virgin Islands

Canada (except Quebec)

Cayman Islands

Christmas Island

Cook Islands

Dominica

Fiji

The Gambia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Grenada

Guyana

Ireland

Jamaica

Jersey

Kenya

Liberia

Malawi

Mauritius

Micronesia

Montserrat

Namibia

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norfolk Islands

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn Islands

Scotland

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

South Africa

St. Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunna

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & Grenadines

Swaziland

Tanzania

The Bahamas

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Turks & Caicos

Uganda

United Kingdom

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

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