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English Proficiency

English language proficiency is critical to your success at the University of Utah. English proficiency may be demonstrated by freshman applicants in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 80 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test)
  • IELTS: An overall minimum band score of 6.5
  • ACT English score of 18 or higher
  • SAT Reading Test (RT) score of 27 or higher

*Test date must be within two years of application for scores to be valid

The following applicants do not need to submit proof of English proficiency, however all freshman applicants must submit an official test score to complete their application.  If a student is not required to demonstrate English proficiency, they must submit an ACT or SAT score.

  • Students who attended at least 2.5 years and graduated, or will graduate, from a U.S. or U.S. Regionally Accredited High School, or completed a U.S. GED
  • Native speakers of English who are citizens of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Last Updated: 2/24/17