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 AIU include but are not limited to:

Undergraduate Requirements:

Examination Options

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (on the paper test) of 500 or higher
  • TOEFL score (on the computer-based test) of 173 or higher
  • TOEFL score (on the Internet-based test) of 61 or higher
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) score of 3 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 or higher
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 73 or higher
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Certificate of Advanced English (UCLES CAE)
    grade of A, B or C
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Certificate of Proficiency in English (UCLES CPE)
    grade of A, B or C
  • British GCSE/Ordinary (O) or Advanced (A and AS) Level examinations in the Subject of English
    grade of A, B or C
Instructional Options
  • Successful completion of a college-level English course (a grade of C or better) taken at an accredited, English speaking post-secondary institution
  • Graduation from an English speaking secondary institution
  • ESL instruction based on University evaluation
  • Level 109 or higher on the ESL Language Centers
  • Level 107 or higher EF Language Centers
  • Alternative measures of English proficiency may be determined with Academic approval

Graduate Requirements:

Examination Options

  • TOEFL score (on the paper test) of 550 or higher
  • TOEFL score (on the computer-based test) of 213 or higher
  • TOEFL score (on the Internet-based test) of 79 or higher
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) score of 4 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 or higher
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 80 or higher
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
  • Certificate of Advanced English (UCLES CAE) grade of A, B or C
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Certificateof Proficiency in English (UCLES CPE)
    grade of A, B or C
Instructional Options
  • Successful completion of a college-level English course (a grade of C or better) taken at an accredited, English speaking postsecondary institution
  • Graduation from an English speaking postsecondary institution
  • Graduation from an English speaking secondary institution
  • ESL instruction based on AIU University evaluation
  • Level 112 or higher on the ESL Language Centers
  • Level 108 or higher EF Language Centers
  • Alternative measures of English proficiency may be determined with Academic approval