English Language Proficiency

If English IS your native language

If English is your native language or the language of instruction in school, you must submit one of the following:

    • SAT: At or above 500 in Evidence-Based Reading &Writing; combined score at or above 1000
    • ACT: At or above 21 in English & Reading; combined score at or above 21
    • A/O Levels: Above Average

If English is NOT your native language

If English is not your native language, you must submit one of the following:

    • CEFR: At or above C1-1
    • ELS: Completed Level 112
    • TOEFL: At or above 79 internet-based, 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based
    • IELTS: At or above 6.5
    • ESL: Completed Level 7
    • Duolingo English Exam: Proficient User

International Study Center
Students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement are strongly encouraged to consider doing an International Year at the International Study Center. Our program at the International Study Center will help students adjust to learning in the USA during their first year studying abroad at Oglethorpe University. As experts in preparing international students for their programs, our support and guidance will help students to improve their English language skills and gain the academic knowledge needed to progress towards a degree.

Oglethorpe International Study Center