Admission requirements

Requirements to study in the USA

To apply for the International Year you need to meet the minimum English language requirements, which include a lower IELTS score than you need for direct entry to the University. You also need to meet the academic admission requirements.

Depending on your English level, you can study the program for two, three or four semesters before progressing to your undergraduate degree. The four-semester program includes our Intensive English Program as additional English language support.

Academic entry requirements

1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-semester International Year: 2.5 GPA

English language requirements

  • 1-semester International Year: IELTS 6.0 | Pearson Versant 55-63 | TOEFL70
  • 2-semester International Year: IELTS 5.5 | Pearson Versant 48-54 | TOEFL 60 | B2*
  • 3-semester International Year: IELTS 5.0 | Pearson Versant 43-47 | TOEFL 50
  • 4-semester International Year: IELTS 4.5 | Pearson Versant 41-42 | TOEFL 45

*Students who have completed a 12-week or longer Embassy English program, and are at level B2 or higher, also qualify for the 2-semester International Year.

International Year

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