Admission Requirements

Academic requirements

  • High School GPA 2.5 or higher (or equivalent)

SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission.

English language proficiency

Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following qualifications:

  • TOEFL iBT®: total score of 60 or higher (St. Thomas TOEFL code is 6110)
  • IELTS™: total score of 5.5 or higher
  • ELS Language Center: Level 109 completion certificate with minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants with GPA 2.0–2.49 will be subjected to a committee review and may be asked for additional evidence of English proficiency.
  • Duolingo: total score is 85 or higher

If you do not meet the above English language requirements, you may begin your studies with the ELS Intensive English program at the University of St. Thomas.


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