English Proficiency Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

Albion College does not offer Intensive English classes; we require students to enter with sufficient English proficiency to succeed in our discussion-based and reading-intensive classes. For this reason, we require demonstration of English proficiency for admission.

  Minimum
Total Score
Minimum
Subscore
Notes
SAT
(after March 2016)
510 in Reading/Writing  
ACT 19 in English and Reading  
TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
pBT: 550 or higher
iBT: 17 or higher
pBT: *new exam*
*Contact admissions for more information
IELTS 6.5 6.0  
ELS Completion of ELS 112 Upon receipt of official certification directly from ELS
US High School B and above in 3 years of non-ESL English Must be enrolled in the United States
US College or University C and above in the equivalent of Must be Regionally Accredited in the US
GCSE, iGCSE, AS, or Advanced Level Exams* C or above on English - First Language, English Language A, English Literature, or equivalent Must provide official exam report. Exam must not be designed for second-language learners
International Baccalaureate 5 or above in English A Higher Level or Standard Level accepted
Enrollment and Residency Residence and enrollment in complete primary and secondary education in select countries. Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom

*Students who meet English proficiency through school enrollment, GCSE/A-Level/IB results or native language should provide an official SAT or ACT result for application review.


Small classes are great, especially for those of us who use English as a second language. They allow you to interact with your peers and teachers and practice your English. Matthew, Hong Kong, Psychology and International Studies, 2019