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English Proficiency

Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission.

1. A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.

2. A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:

      • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
      • ESL Listening: Score of 80
      • ESL Reading: Score of 85
      • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90 ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4
      • Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350

3. A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;

4. A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign

5. A passing score of 70 on the Duolingo English Test: Passing the Duolingo English Test fully qualifies the applicant for CONTECH Programs. The test costs $49, and can be completed online and/or at home for the convenience of test-takers.

6. A letter from the University issuing the Bachelor degree indicating that the language of study of the program was the English Language