English Proficiency

Acceptable forms of proof of English proficiency are outlined below and categorized by 1. country of origin/instruction, 2. curriculum, 3. English proficiency exam.  An applicant can prove English proficiency by meeting any one of the requirements in these categories below. 

1. Country of origin/instruction:  If a student is from or attends school in one of the following majority-English speaking countriesthen English proficiency exams are not required: 

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe 


2. Curriculum:  If a student completes a specific curriculum or course/level within curriculum then we will waive the TOEFL/IELTs/Other English Proficiency Exam requirement.   

  • Student has taken a full year of high school in the U.S.A. and earned a C grade (or better) in one year of standard English (not ESL). This must be shown on your transcripts. 
  • International transfer students transferring from a university in which English is the medium of instruction and have completed an English Composition (not ESL) class with a “C” letter grade or higher.  
  • GCSE or GCE Score of C or better on the English language exam 
  • You have earned a passing score on the O Level Exam of the GCE (General Certificate of Education). 
  • You have passed the first year of IB English (SL or HL) with a score of 4 or higher. 
  • WAEC (West African Exam Council) score of C6 or better 

3. English proficiency exam:  The below chart outlines the minimum score requirements on accepted English proficiency exams for regular admission to undergraduate (Bachelors) and graduate (Masters) degree programs. 

Exam 

Undergraduate 

Graduate 

TOEFL iBT 

70 

81 

TOEFL pBT 

527 

550 

TOEFL ITP* 

527 

550 

IELTS 

6.0 overall band 

nsub score lower than 5 

6.5 overall band with no sub score lower than 5 

 

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 

169 

177 

STEP-EIKEN 

2A 

PRE-1 

iTEP Academic 

4.0 

4.5 

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) 

B2 

B2 

PTE Academic 

50 

58 

Duolingo English Test  

 

95 

100 

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) 

 

700 

750 

SAT (March 2016 or later) 

500 or higher on evidence-based reading and writing section 

N/A 

ACT 

21 or higher on the English section  

N/A 

NOTES:

Millersville University's TOEFL institution code is 2656 
All English Proficiency Exams must be taken within 2 years of application submission 
SAT and ACT scores are accepted within 5 years of submission.   
*Only accepted from students from partner institutions.  

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    Undergraduate Students
    Office of Admissions
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    Phone Number: 717-871-4625
    admissions@millersville.edu

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    College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning
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    P.O. Box 1002
    Millersville University
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    English Language Institute
    Office of International Programs & Services
    Attn: English Language Institute 
    P.O. Box 1002 Millersville University 
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302 
    Phone Number: 717-871-7506
    International@Millersville.edu