English Proficiency Guidelines

Students educated in schools where the language of instruction is other than English and/or those for whom English is a second language must demonstrate English, as noted below.  Documents establishing financial ability are also required as indicated below.


213CBT/550 PBT/79 iBT* *Each subscore on iBT must be 19 or above 

Institutional Michigan Test (MELAB) 77%
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 53
EIKEN Grade Pre-1
ELS Language Centers Level 112 Passing with 2.75 GPA


Most applicants for whom English is not the first/native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or of immigration status.  The exceptions are noted below.  English proficiency may be demonstrated through any of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Institutional Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) examinations
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • EIKEN Test for Japanese students
  • ELS Language Centers Level 112