English Proficiency Requirements

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.

English Proficiency Country Waiver Toggle Accordion

English proficiency requirement for the following countries has been waived.

Anguilla (British West Indies)
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Caribbean (British Virgin Islands)
British West Indies (British Indian Ocean Territory)
Cameroon
Canada (except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Cook Islands
Dominica
Fiji
Gambia (The)
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Micronesia
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Papua-New Guinea
Philippines
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Swaziland
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Vanuatu
Zimbabwe

 Minimum
Total Score
Minimum
Subscore
Notes 
SAT 510 in Reading/WritingSAT taken after March 2016
ACT 19 in English and Reading 
TOEFL7917
IELTS6.56.0 
Duolingo English Test (DET)10085
PTE Academic & PTE Online53
ELSCompletion of ELS 112Upon receipt of official certification directly from ELS
US High SchoolB and above in 3 years of non-ESL EnglishMust be enrolled in the United States
US College or UniversityC and above in the equivalent of English 101: College WritingMust 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 equivalentMust provide official exam report. Exam must not be designed for second-language learners
International Baccalaureate*5 or above in English AHigher Level or Standard Level accepted

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