All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language: International applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 taken within 2 years of the desired term of entry or a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test) or 550 (written test). If you are from one of the English speaking countries listed, you are not required to submit TOEFL scores. NOTE: Positive results on the SAT (Critical Reading and Writing) or ACT (English/Writing and Reading) may be used to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. (Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Canada except Quebec, Cayman Islands, Commonwealth Caribbean, Including Belize, Dominica, Fiji, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa where English is the first language, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands)
Foreign students can have transcripts and courses evaluated using one of the following services:
Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
11700 N 58th Street Suite G & H
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: (813) 374-2020
Fax: (813) 374-2023
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Ph: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984
International Education Evaluators (IEE)
P.O. Box 545863
Surfside, FL 33154
Ph: (305) 503-9063
Fax: (305) 993-5550
P.O. Box 407
Auburn, AL 36831-0425
Graduates of foreign institutions where English is not the primary language of instruction must present transcripts showing at least 18 semester hours of study from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
Course breakdown of these 18 semester hours are as follows:
- 3 semester hours in English Composition
- 3 semester hours in English Literature / or other Humanity
- 3 semester hours in Public Speaking
These courses cannot include ESOL
The remaining nine semester hours can be any course of the applicant's choosing physical education cannot be included in these 18 hours.
Applicants must be United States citizens or have permanent United States resident status prior to applying.