English Language Requirement Exemptions

There are four conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency. Final exemption will be determined by the International Admissions Office and the academic departments.

  1. You have taken a full year of high school in the U.S.A. and earned a C grade (or better) in one year of standard English (not ESL). This must be shown on your transcripts.
  2. You have earned a C or higher on the O Level English Exam.
  3. You have passed the first year of IB English (SL or HL) with a 5 or higher.
  4. You are from or have attended school in one of the following countries:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If any of these exemptions apply to you, please notify your Admissions Counselor and they will work with you to waive the English requirements.