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English Proficiency Standards

The following are general requirements for most programs at UCA. Some academic programs may require different levels of English proficiency. 
Test scores or Certificates of English proficiency from a previous institution cannot be accepted.
IMPORTANT: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, international students affected by testing center closures may submit the Duolingo English Test for admission in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters. The minimum score to meet English language proficiency for undergraduate admission is a 95.
Click here or scroll down to see the graduate admission English proficiency requirements.

 

Undergraduate Admission English Proficiency Requirements

ASSESSMENTSCORE REQUIRED
Completion of UCA's IEPGrade of B or higher
TOEFL*-Internet based61 (UCA school code is 6012)
83 (School of Nursing Applicants)
TOEFL-Paper based*500
IELTS*6.0
Pearson Test of English Academic43
Cambridge English: Advance score* (CAE)162
SAT**26 Writing/Language, and 26 in Reading
ACT**19 Reading and English
International Baccalaureate5, 6, or 7 on (Language A) English; Literature or Language & Literature
English Comp I or II from an accredited US UniversityGrade of C or higher
Citizenship (passport copy) from an exempt countrySee the list of exempt countries
Duolingo English Test95

 

*Test scores must be less than 2 years old.

** Test scores must be less than 5 years old.

Students who have already taken either the ACT or SAT will need to have the appropriate testing agency send the official scores to UCA. We will only accept official scores sent to us from the testing agency. UCA school code for the ACT is 0118; UCA school code for the SAT is 6012.

It may take 3-4 weeks before UCA receives these scores, so please send your results to us as soon as possible.

Graduate Admission English Proficiency Requirements

ASSESSMENTSCORE REQUIRED
TOEFL*-Internet based79 (UCA school code is 6012)
IELTS*6.5
Degree from a US university

Applicants from these exempt countries whose first language is English and who graduated from a university where English was the language of instruction are not required to submit proof of English proficiency.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be considered proficient in English if they have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree or graduate degree (excluding graduate certificates) at an educational institution where English was the language of instruction.

*Test scores must be less than 2 years old.

** Test scores must be less than 5 years old.

 

For additional information contact the Center for Global Learning and Engagement

501-450-3445 or internationaladmission@uca.edu