English Language Proficiency Requirement for Acceptance

To ensure maximum benefit from academic study, all applicants who have not earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at an institution where English is the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language proficiency before acceptance to a graduate program at the University.

Evidence of English language proficiency is evaluated based on factors such as:

the amount and type of formal U.S. education, and/or

official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

(TOEFL and IELTS scores must be valid within the most recent two years as evaluated by the CCSU office of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP). Proof of competency in English is indicated by the TOEFL with a score of no less than 550 on the paper based test (or 213 on the computer based test or 79 on the iBT) or an IELTS overall band score of 6.5).

Language proficiency can also be assessed through the CCSU office of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP).