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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:

Approved English Proficiency Exams

  • ACT English score of 18 or higher
  • SAT Reading score of 27 or higher
  • iBT/TOEFL:80 or above
  • IELTS: 6.5 or above

*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.

Other Ways to Demonstrate English Proficiency

  • Students who attended at least 2.5 years and graduated, or will graduate, from a U.S. or U.S. Regionally Accredited High School, and received grades of A or B in non-ESL level English classes.

  • Native speakers of English who are citizens of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

How to Send your Test Scores Officially

Please have your scores sent electronically to the University of Utah Office of Admissions. You can do this by using the following Codes:

  • SAT Code: 4853
  • ACT Code: 4274
  • TOEFL Code: 4853
  • IELTS: Please contact your testing center and have them send your results directly to the University of Utah Office of Admissions
  • All other approved scores will need to be sent to 4853
  • *If the name on your test result is different from the name you put on your application, please contact with the name information so we can match the score with your application
Last Updated: 7/13/18