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English Proficiency

  • 02.09.2016

Prospective students whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency prior to admission. Accepted methods for the demonstration of English proficiency at GCU included but are not limited to:

Examination Options

1.TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score:

  • Paper test: 500 or higher
  • Computer-based test: 173 or higher
  • Internet-based test: 60 or higher

2. Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) score of 3 or higher

3. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 73 or higher

Instructional Option

1. Successful completion of a college level English course with a grade of C or higher, taken at an accredited, English speaking post-secondary institution

2. Graduated from an English speaking secondary institution

3. ESL instruction based on University evaluation

4. Alternative measures of English proficiency may be determined with Academic approval