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International Admission

English Proficiency Options

All students are encouraged to submit proof of English proficiency for Admission into the University of Dayton. Proof of English proficiency must be submitted directly from the testing center using our institution code (1834).

A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based (IB) test is required for full admission.

ETS is offering a Special At-Home edition of the TOEFL test. Please visit the ETS website to determine if you qualify to take their Special At-Home Edition test.

A minimum band score of 6.5 is required for full admission.

IELTS is offering an online version of their test. Please visit the IELTS indicator website for further information.

A minimum overall score of 4.5 is required for full admission.

A minimum score of 60 is required for full admission.

A minimum score of 110 is required for full admission.

Some graduate programs may require a higher proficiency score for full admission. Please check with your department for their specific requirements.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not submit English proficiency scores, or who do not meet the minimum scores above, may be conditionally admitted to the University. The student will be required to attend our Intensive English Program (IEP) full time and successfully complete the Intensive English Program prior to being fully admitted.

NOTE: The option for conditional admission is not available for summer terms and applicants for summer terms will not be reviewed for admission without english proficiency scores or an approved exemption (see below).


You are exempt from the English Proficiency requirement if you have received a bachelor degree or higher from one of the following:

  • United States regionally accredited institution which you attended within the US.
  • An institution with instruction conducted in English from Australia, Belize, English-speaking countries in the Caribbean, English-speaking provinces of Canada, Ghana, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria or the United Kingdom.

Office of Recruitment and Admission

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2713