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English Language Proficiency

English Proficienty 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 and 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:

  1. Africa
    • Botswana
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Liberia
    • Malawi
    • Mauritius
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Sierra Leone
    • South Africa
    • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  2. Asia
    • Christmas Islands
  3. Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Gibraltar
    • Ireland
    • Jersey
    • Scotland
  4. North America
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Cayman Islands
    • Canada (except Quebec)
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Jamaica
    • Montserrat
    • Kitts & Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent & Grenadines
    • Turks & Caicos
  5. Oceania
    • Australia
    • Cook Island
    • Fiji
    • Micronesia
    • New Zealand
    • Norfolk Islands
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Pitcairn Islands
    • Solomon Islands
    • Tonga
  6. South America
    • Guyana
    • Trinidad & Tobago