Albion College does not offer Intensive English classes; students should 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.
|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|
|SAT||510 in Reading/Writing||SAT taken after March 2016|
|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|
|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 English 101: College Writing||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|
|Duolingo English Test (DET)**||100||Accepted after initial application review to verify English Proficiency|
*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.
**Albion College accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) as supplemental evidence for students who have submitted a complete application per the documents listed at Starting Your Application. The DET cannot replace the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS for initial review; students must include one of these four tests for application review and will be invited to submit Duolingo English Test results as additional demonstration of English proficiency if necessary.
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