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English Language Proficiency

All international applicants are required to submit official evidence of proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following:

  • Students who have excelled in their studies at APSU’s English Language Institute and meet program requirements for Level 5 Courses may receive a language proficiency score waiver when applying at APSU.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements can be admitted to the APSU English Language Institute's Intensive English Program, available online and in-person.


English Language University Transfer Track

  • School Code: 1028
  • Minimum score of 61 (internet-based exam only)
  • TOEFL Essentials Minimum - 6.5
  • TOEFL ITP scores not accepted.


Learn more about TOEFL

  • A minimum score of 5.5 is required.


International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • A minimum score of 85 is required. 


Duolingo English Test

  • A minimum score of 1051 is required on the GTEC CBT.
  • A minimum score of 1067 is required on the unified GTEC.


GTEC Website

  • A mimimum score of 52 is required.
  • Online is also accepted.


Pearson PTE Website


Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the university.

Test scores are valid for two years.