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Undergraduate 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 can be submitted in one of the following ways: 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 70 on the Internet-based (iB) test is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 80.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum overall band score of 6.0 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum overall band score of 6.5.
  • International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 4.5.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE). A minimum score of 50 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 60.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET). A minimum score of 100 Is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 105.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum Reading score of 26 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum Reading score of 30,
  • American College Testing (ACT). A minimum English score of 21 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum English score of 24.

Your exam scores should be sent to the University of Dayton using our institution code (1834). Students also have the option of supporting their TOEFL or IELTS scores through an unscripted interview through a company called Initialview.   Students who pursue this option are responsible for scheduling the interview and paying any associate fees.

**We understand test centers for the TOEFL test may be closed due to the global issues surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Online options are available for the TOEFL and IELTS tests to accommodate students.  The University of Dayton will accept scores that have been taken in these special offerings.  Please visit the websites indicated below for this information.**

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

Intensive English Program 

If you are academically qualified but do not meet the minimum score requirements listed above, or if you do not submit English Proficiency scores, you may be conditionally admitted to the University with the agreement that you will attend UD's Intensive English Program (IEP) full time. Upon successful completion of our IEP program or achievement of an institutional TOEFL score of 80 (iB), or the equivalent, full admission will be granted. 

Discover Programs 

If you meet the requirements for UD admission but do not meet the minimum score requirement to be admitted into your desired program, we may admit you into one of our Discover Programs, which provide opportunities for you to explore your abilities and passions while building a foundation for success. Your academic adviser will work closely with you to develop a plan to either transfer into your first-choice major or discover another major that matches your skills and interests.

You are exempt from the English Proficiency requirement if you have submitted a secondary school (or higher) credential indicating graduation with the final two years of study and a degree 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, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria or the United Kingdom.

Please contact goglobal@udayton.edu for more information. 

CONTACT

Office of International Admission

International and Graduate Admission House
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2713
855-664-5623
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