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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 higher88* iBT or higher
College of AgricultureCollege of Engineering
College of EducationCollege of Science
College of Health & Human SciencesKrannert School of Management
College of Liberal Arts
College of Pharmacy
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Exploratory Studies
*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.