English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose previous education was not taught primarily in English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. Lewis University will accept a variety of methods to fulfill this requirement.

English Proficiency Exams

Most international students will be required to submit one of the following exam scores:

TOEFL IBT Minimum 79
IELTS Minimum 6.0
PTE-A Minimum 52
Duolingo Academic Minimum 105

English Education

If your previous school was taught in English, then you may be exempt from the language requirement.  Please check your eligibility for an English waiver; if your country is listed, then you do not need to submit language exams.  If your country is not listed, but your school was taught in English, you can fulfill the English Proficiency requirement with a combination of the following:

  1. IGCSE Exam - A Level, with an ACT or SAT exam score
  2. International Baccalaureate scores, with an ACT or SAT exam score
ESL School based in USA

Students that are currently in the United States, attending a partnered ESL school, can submit their graduation exam to fulfill the language requirement.  Not all ESL schools are listed below, so please email and inquire if your ESL school certificate can be submitted.

  1. ELS Language Centers
  2. Stafford House
  3. Midwestern Career College   
  4. Lumos Language School
USA based Transfer Students

If you are currently in the United States and enrolled in a College or University, then you may be exempt from the language requirement.  Students that have completed a bachelor degree, master degree, or a minimum of two college level English courses, may be waived from the English requirement.

Lewis English Language Policy – The university reserves the right to test the English proficiency of all incoming students, and to place students in courses which will help them acquire the English language skills needed to be successful in an academic classroom.