Language Criteria


International applicants must meet one of the listed criteria for full admission.

For Undergraduate Admission:

INTERLINK completion of level 5
TOEFL iBT minimum of 79
TOEFL PBT minimum of 550
IELTS minimum of 6.0
SAT minimum combined score of 860 (Math and Reading)
ACT minimum composite score of 18
ELS completion of level 112
IB Higher Level English minimum of 5
PTE minimum of 53 Transfer students who have completed 24+ university-level credits in the USA or other approved English-speaking countries may have the English proficiency requirements waived.

Please note: Exception requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. ESL courses do not count toward the 24 credits.

For Graduate Admission:

INTERLINK completion of level 5*
TOEFL iBT minimum of 85*
TOEFL PBT minimum of 563*
IELTS minimum of 6.5*
PTE minimum of 58*
*University's minimum requirement. Certain graduate programs may require higher scores.  Send your scores directly to SAU using our institution codes: ACT code is 1352 and the SAT code is 6617. TOEFL code is 6617.

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Applicants are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Requirement if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate applicants who are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Requirement will be required to take the SAT or ACT for scholarship consideration.
  • Earned a high school diploma, Associates of Arts, Associates of Science or bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. Please note that completion of a GED does not waive the English Language Requirement.
  • Completed the equivalent of a high school education or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree in one of the following countries:

Recognized English Speaking Countries
Anguilla 
Antigua & Barbuda 
Australia 
Barbados 
Belize 
Bermuda 
British Virgin Islands 
Canada (English-speaking provinces) 
Cayman Islands 
Dominica 
Fiji Islands
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Liberia
Montserrat
New Zealand
Sierra Leone
South Africa
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
St. Kitts & Nevis
Bahamas
Trinidad
Trinidad & Tobago
United Kingdom
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands
West Indies
Zimbabwe

Criteria

Undergraduate

International applicants must meet one of the listed criteria for full admission.

For Undergraduate Admission:

INTERLINK completion of level 5TOEFL iBT minimum of 79TOEFL PBT minimum of 550IELTS minimum of 6.0SAT minimum combined score of 860 (Math and Reading)ACT minimum composite score of 18ELS completion of level 112IB Higher Level English minimum of 5PTE minimum of 53Transfer students who have completed 24+ university-level credits in the USA or other approved English-speaking countries may have the English proficiency requirements waived. Please note: Exception requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. ESL courses do not count toward the 24 credits.

Graduate

INTERLINK completion of level 5*

TOEFL iBT minimum of 85*TOEFL PBT minimum of 563*IELTS minimum of 6.5*PTE minimum of 58**University's minimum requirement. Certain graduate programs may require higher scores. Send your scores directly to SAU using our institution codes:ACT code is 1352 
SAT code is 6617
TOEFL code is 6617

Exemptions from English Language Proficiency

Applicants are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Requirement if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate applicants who are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Requirement will be required to take the SAT or ACT for scholarship consideration.
  • Earned a high school diploma, Associates of Arts, Associates of Science or bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university. Please note that completion of a GED does not waive the English Language Requirement.
  • Completed the equivalent of a high school education or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree in one of the following countries:
    Recognized English Speaking Countries
    Anguilla 
    Antigua & Barbuda 
    Australia 
    Barbados 
    Belize 
    Bermuda 
    British Virgin Islands 
    Canada (English-speaking provinces) 
    Cayman Islands 
    Dominica 
    Fiji Islands
    Grenada
    Guyana
    Jamaica
    Liberia
    Montserrat
    New Zealand
    Sierra Leone
    South Africa
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & the Grenadines
    St. Kitts & Nevis
    Bahamas
    Trinidad
    Trinidad & Tobago
    United Kingdom
    United States of America
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    West Indies
    Zimbabwe

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