In addition to the admissions requirements for our degree programs, English proficiency is a requirement for all students. English proficiency can be determined by submitting test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). Students with TOEFL scores below 96, IELTS below 7.0 and PTE below 65 take EIS classes. Learn more.

Students attending US-accredited high schools abroad are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores instead of TOEFL/IELTS scores. 

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing component scores of 560 or higher (for tests administered March 2016 and later); SAT Critical Reading component scores of 500 or higher (for tests administered prior to March 2016)*; or ACT Reading scores of 21 or higher are required for a TOEFL waiver. This requirement is also waived if you hold a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college where English is the primary language of instruction. 

Test Score Minimums
TOEFL Internet Based Test 82**
IELTS Score 6.5
Pearson Test of English 55


Official test scores are required for admission.

*In March 2016 the College Board began offering a redesigned SAT. SAIC will accept
scores from both the current SAT and the redesigned SAT.

**For the BA in Art History degree, a 96 TOEFL is required.
Phone- or Internet-based interviews may be requested.