International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, regardless of citizenship, must prove English proficiency. English proficiency may be proven by one or more of the following:
|Fulfillment of English Proficiency||Minimum for most majors||Minimum for Engineering, Business, Nursing, and SBS Law ONLY|
|TOEFL (Institution Code: 4832)||70||79|
|SAT Critical Reading (Institution Code: 4832)||580 or higher||580 or higher|
|ACT English (Institution Code: 0096)||21||21|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic||53||53|
|IB (English A – Higher Level)||5 or higher||5 or higher (Engineering, Nursing, and SBS Law ONLY)|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (ESOL) CPE||B or higher||Not an eligible option|
|Cambridge GCSE, O Level or higher (English)||C or higher||Not an eligible option|
|Completion of 4 years of regular English classes at an accredited American or IB high school (domestic or abroad)||C or higher||C or higher
|Endorsement from the University of Arizona’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)||Yes||Yes|
|Completion of ENGL 101 OR 102 OR (107 AND 108) or Equivalent Course. For course description information click here.||C or higher||C or higher
(Engineering & SBS Law ONLY)
Students who take an exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT) must have the testing center send the score report directly to the University of Arizona. Please note: It may take 3 weeks or more for the UA to receive score reports.
Students who do not meet the requirements for English proficiency will be considered for Conditional Admission. Students with conditional admission should complete their applications as normal, and will have until the application deadline for their term of admission to prove proficiency. Alternately, applicants may enroll in the University of Arizona’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL).