For International Students and Scholars

English Proficiency

The following tests of English proficiency are accepted for admission into our programs:

TOEFL          IELTS         Cambridge          Duolingo         Eiken          iTEP          PTE

Program & Level

TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge / Duolingo

Academic Writing Assessment


Intensive English Levels 1-5 (IEP)

Not required

Not required

Good academic record

AEP Prep

52 / 5.5 / B2 / 60

18 - 27

Good academic record

Academic English 1 (AEP1)

61 / 5.5 / B2 / 60

28 - 37

Academic English 2 (AEP2)

71 / 6.0 / B2 / 69

38 - 47

Bachelor's Degree Program

79 / 6.5 / C1 / 77

May be waived with 2 years of full time English-language instruction

Not required

Completion of secondary school at time of arrival with good academic record

Accelerated Summer College (ASC)

Not required

Not required

F-1 visa holders must successfully complete two semesters of study in the US to attend ASC.

  • For information on iTEP, PTE, or Eiken requirements, contact the Admission Office.
  • For admission to the Bachelor's Degree program, test scores may NOT be required for students who complete two or more years of high school that is taught primarily in English.
  • The CODE for sending TOEFL scores to Saint Michael's College is 3757.  
  • Institutional TOEFL and Paper-Based TOEFL are often acceptable. Contact the Admission Office for more information.
  • The Academic Writing Assessment (AWA) may be administered upon arrival.
  • SAT/ACT are NOT required for admission, nor for scholarship consideration.

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