Proof of English Proficiency

Submit one of the following to satisfy the requirement:

Undergraduate:

  • TOEFL - 61 IBT (Internet-based test) or 500 PBT (paper-based test) ; or
  • IELTS - 5.5 overall band; or
  • Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving minimum TOEFL score of 460 (PBT) or 48 (IBT) or minimum IELTS overall band of 5.0

Graduate:

  • TOEFL - 79 IBT (Internet-based test) or 550 PBT (paper-based test) ; or
  • IELTS - 6.5 overall band; or
  • Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT) or 61 (IBT) or minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0
  • Transcripts showing your undergraduate degree was completed from an accredited university or college within the United States or from an UCO approved native English speaking country

Visiting students may submit a letter of recommendation from your home university or college Office of International Affairs or related department stating that you are proficient in English. This letter can be issued by Faculty or Staff from your home institution. (This option is available for non-degree seeking students only). Additionally, UCO may require a face-to-face interview in person or through an online videos conferencing.

Note: Please refer to UCO International Services for list of approved ESL programs in the US or to find out about a an ESL program on UCO's campus.

UCO Institutional Code for TOEFL is 6091

See the list of UCO Approved Native English Speaking Countries.