English Proficiency

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 include but are not limited to:

Examination Option

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

  • Paper test: 173 (213 for graduate programs) or higher
  • Internet-based test: 60 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