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English Language Proficiency Requirements

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The strongest candidate for admission to St. Ambrose University will meet the following language requirements:

Please note: If you have not completed at least 2 semesters of academic work in English at the university level while maintaining a 2.0 Grade Point Average, then you will need to send us official copies of one of the following English test score reports. English language classes (such as ESL) do not count toward the 2 semester requirement.

ACT code is 1352
code is 6617
code is 6617

For Undergraduate Admissions:

TOEFL iBT minimum of 79

TOEFL PBT minimum of 550

IELTS minimum of 6.0

SAT minimum combined score of 870 (Math and Reading)

ACT minimum composite score of 18

ELS completion of level 112

IB Higher Level English minimum of 5

For Graduate Admissions*:

TOEFL iBT minimum of 85

TOEFL PBT minimum of 563

IELTS minimum of 6.5

*Varies by program

Need to attend English Language Training courses before coming to SAU? Click Here (pdf) for more information

Need some practice for the English language proficiency exams? Click Here