English proficiency requirements apply to all international students and to U. S. residents whose native language is not English. Applicants may demonstrate English proficiency in the following ways:
The following chart shows the minimum TOEFL scores necessary to demonstrate English proficiency. Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements will not be admitted. For more information on the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org.
|TOEFL and TWE
||Paper-based Test Minimum Score
||Internet-Based Test Minimum Score
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
(Test of Written English)
If you are a native speaker of English and are a citizen of the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the British West Indies, SAT or ACT scores are required instead of the TOEFL or TWE.
If you have studied as a full-time student in one of the countries mentioned above within the last two years (or at an international school where English is the language used in classroom teaching), have taken at least one English class with a grade of B or better, and have a good academic record at the school attended, you do not need to submit TOEFL or TWE scores, but SAT or ACT scores are required instead.
Scores must be no more than two years old, and we must receive official score reports. If you took the exam more than two years ago, it must be taken again. Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements will not be admitted.
If you are taking the TOEFL: The TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) is currently offered in selected cities worldwide. Where the iBT is offered, the paper-based version of the test will no longer be offered. If the iBT is not yet offered in your area, then take the paper-based test. (The computer-based version is no longer offered, but we accept scores from within the past two years.) Please visit the website at www.toefl.org to find out which version of the test is offered in your area and what test dates are available. You may also register for the test online. We recommend that you make your appointment early, since test centers fill up quickly. We also recommend that you take the test as soon as possible to ensure that your score report will be received by the deadline.
Please Note: If you are applying to Wheaton College for the fall of 2013, you should take your test(s) no later than December 2012. An earlier date is preferable.