English Proficiency & Other Standardized Tests
Purdue requires all international applicants from a non-English speaking country to submit an English proficiency test score.
English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting ONE of the following official scores:
|Purdue Code: 1631|
|80*iBT or higher||88* iBT or higher|
|College of Agriculture||College of Engineering|
|College of Education||College of Science|
|College of Health & Human Sciences||Krannert School of Management|
|College of Liberal Arts|
|College of Pharmacy|
|Purdue Polytechnic Institute|
|*In general, subscores are 20 or higher per section|
In general, applicants have an overall score of 6.5 or higher with at least a 6.0 in each section.
Have scores sent to "Purdue University - Office of International Students and Scholars"
Note: IELTS scores can also be sent digitally
|Purdue Code: 1631
|SAT Reading Test(new) - 33 or higher
|SAT Critical Reading(old) - top 15 percentile
|Purdue Code: 1230
|English - 28 or higher
|British Ordinary Level English Language Exam
|Grade of A or B in First-Language English. Submit original or certified true copy of certificate.
|Transfer Credit as proof of English proficiency
|Alternative to demonstrating English proficiency by presenting adequate standardized test scores, an international student can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting evidence of having completed:
|1) 24 or more transferable credits from an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary institution in the U.S. at the time of application with a GPA of 3.0 or better, including
|2) 6 credits of non-remedial, non-ESL coursework in English composition and/or speech communication with a grade of B or better.
Note: Score results must be from a test taken within the past two years. Official test scores must be received directly from the testing organization. Applicants are required to submit all the standardized test results indicated on their application. Meeting the minimum English proficiency score does not guarantee admission. A student's complete application is holistically reviewed before a decision is made.