English Language Proficiency Requirements

Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for admission to Park University, unless ONE of the following criteria apply:

  • You are a US citizen from one of the fifty US states or Washington, D.C.
  • You have permanent residency in one of the fifty US states or Washington, D.C.

If neither of those criteria apply to you, you must provide evidence of English proficiency, which involves furnishing the University with ONE of the following:

  1. A minimum English test score exceeding one of the following:
Minimum ScoresUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL IBT/Paper based69/52579/550
IELTS6.06.5
ITEP*3.73.9

*The ITEP test can be administered by Park’s English Language and Culture Institute.

  1. Evidence of successful completion of Park University’s English Language & Culture Institute (ELCI Level 6).
  2. An ESL Completion Certificate from an English as a Second Language program at an accredited ESL center in the United States. Suggested centers include:

– ELS – Study English for International Students / Academic English Programs Level 112
– TLC – The Language Company – Advanced Proficiency Level (L9)

  1. Evidence of successful completion of 24 non-ESL credit hours from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  2. Diploma or degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  3. Diploma from a postsecondary educational institution where English is the principal language of instruction. In this instance, the applicant must provide evidence of at least three years of full-time enrollment in the diploma-granting institution.
  4. Evidence of the following SAT or ACT scores:
  5. Prior to March 2016: Minimum composite score of 930 on the SAT (430 in Critical Reading and 440 in Math)
    – March 2016 & after: Minimum sub-score of 310 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
    – Minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT (a minimum of 18 in Critical Reading and a minimum of 16 in Math)
  6. Evidence of at least 3 years of academic coursework from a country/countries in which the official language is English. (See countries listed below)
  7. Letter of English proficiency from an official university exchange partner.

Park’s English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI)

If the English proficiency criteria do not apply to you AND you cannot provide evidence of proficiency, you may enroll in Park’s English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI). As ELCI is currently offered only on the Parkville campus, campus center or online students who do not meet proficiency requirements are encouraged to work with Park University partners that can offer assistance in achieving the minimum proficiency threshold for admission. Such partners include higher education institutions that offer ELL tutoring services as part of a Memorandum of Understanding with Park.

 

 

 

 

TOEFL/IELTS Exempted Countries:

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Australia

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

Botswana

Cameroon*

Canada*

Cayman Islands

Christmas Island

Dominica

Fiji

Gambia

Ghana

Grenada

Guyana

Ireland

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Liberia

Malawi

Micronesia

Montserrat

Namibia

New Zealand

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Pitcairn

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

St. Helena

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Swaziland

Trinidad & Tobago

Turks & Caicos Islands

Uganda

United Kingdom

Virgin Islands, British

Zambia

Zimbabwe

*Students from Quebec and Francophone educational system may be required to submit proof of English language proficiency.

 

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.