English Proficiency Requirements & Conditional Admissions


Nursing Program

Ed.D. Program

IELTS 7.0 6.0 6.5
TOEFL iBT 84 67 79
TOEFL PBT 563 517 550
PTEA 59 50 55

Students who do not have the following subset scores will take a support class during their first semester. Undergraduate students will take English 100; graduate students will take Graduate Writing for InternationalStudents ACGW.

IELTS Writing Band -- 6.0 7.0
TOEFL iBT Writing -- 22 22
TOEFL PBT Writing Band -- 5.5 6.0
SUBSET SCORES In addition the following minimum scores are required in each category. Students without these scores will begin full-time in our ESL in ACCESS program.
IELTS IELTS Spoken 7.0 5.0 6.0
TOEFL iBT iBT Spoken 26 15 19
TOEFL PBT -- 50 50

An SAT or ACT Score may be used in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score.

A TOEFL or IELTS score may be waived for Undergraduate and Graduate international applicants who have attended a minimum of one year of academic course work at a high school or college or have graduated from a certified ESL/IEP program in the US, Canada, Australia and other countries where the native language is English may be considered.

Conditional Admissions: 

Ashland University offers ACCESS IEP Program for international students who have no/low TOEFL or IELTS scores. All the applications with no/low TOEFL or IELTS scores will be regarded as Conditional Admission applications. All the students who receive conditional acceptence will need to participate in ACCESS IEP program before they go to academic programs. 

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