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English Proficiency Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

All international applicants must provide evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of applicants from countries where English is the native language (see list).  Applicants who have a prior degree from a college or university in the US may be exempt, based on English courses taken and grades received in those courses.

WDTC has determined minimum scores for admission for TOEFL (, IELTS ( and Pearson Tests of English – Academic (  We recognize a variety of valid English proficiency tests, which will be evaluated on an individual basis.  Results should be sent to the  Admissions office.

Test   Minimum Score*   Upper Level Score**
TOEFL – iBT (internet based test)   68   83
TOEFL – PBT (paper based test)   520   560
IELTS   5.5   6.5
Pearson Test of English–Academic (PTE)   47   56

*Minimum scores require English proficiency testing upon arrival at WDTC.

**Upper level scores indicate that no additional proficiency testing is required by WDTC.  However, additional testing and instruction may be required based on a student’s performance on other placement exams, in the classroom, or by the academic department. 

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