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Proof of English proficiency is required for admission and the issuance of the Form I-20/DS-2019.  See Conditional Admission if you do not meet the requirements below. 

First Time Freshman: A TOEFL iBT score of 79, an IELTS score of 6.5, a TOEIC score of 650, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1 or completion of ELS level 109 English for Academic Purposes. Students graduating from a US high school are automatically exempt from the English requirement.

Transfer Students: A TOEFL iBT score of 79, an IELTS score of 6.5, a TOEIC score of 650, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1 or completion of ELS level 109 English for Academic Purposes. Students transferring from an accredited US college/university may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement if a minimum of 24 degree seeking credit hours are successfully completed with a grade of C or better.  Remedial courses and intensive English courses do NOT count towards the 24 credits.  Completion of English Composition I & II with a grade of C or better will also exempt international transfer students from the English proficiency requirement.  These courses must be completed in person at an accredited college/university.  Online English Composition credits will not count towards English proficiency.

Graduate/Doctoral Students: A TOEFL iBT score of 83, an IELTS score of 6.5, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1 or completion of ELS level 110 English for Academic Purposes. Students graduating from an accredited US university are exempt from the English requirement.

Exchange Students: Students attending UIW for one or two semesters from under the Sister School Partnerships must submit an acceptable TOEFL iBT score of 79, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1, a TOEIC score of 650 or an IELTS score of 6.5 at the time of applying. Exchange students will not be accepted without the required scores.