Determining English Proficiency

View your options for determining english proficiency at Central Michigan University.

Please note: You may be exempt from submitting an English Proficiency Test if you are from an english-speaking country.

  • TOEFL: 550 PBT/79 IBT for regular admission. School Code 1106
  • IELTS: 6.5 for regular admission. 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 53 for regular admission.
  • Duolingo: 100 for regular admissions.
  • Michigan English Test (MET): A score of 52 is required for regular admission.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): A grade of 5 in English at the Higher Level is required for regular admission.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): A score of 4 on the English Language or English Literature Exams.
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or General Certificate of Education (GSE): A score of A or B on the English Language Exam.
  • SAT: Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 520.
  • ACT: English score of 21.
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112 for regular admission.

Additional options

  • Graduate of a U.S. high school with at least three years of attendance.
  • Completion of courses that meet CMU's requirements for Oral English (i.e. COM 101) and Writing Competency (i.e. ENG 101/103 and ENG 201).
  • Successful completion of a course of study (e.g. high school diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate degree) at a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English.
  • Successful completion of 24+ graded, academic, postsecondary credits with a GPA of 2.50 at a recognized institution where the institution's language of instruction is English.

Test scores are valid for two (2) years from the test date. When tests provide "best scores" in specific areas, CMU will use the composite score generated by using the highest from each section.