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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. 
    • 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.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum overall band score of 6.0 is required for full admission. 
    • IELTS is offering an online version of their test.  Please visit the IELTS indicator website for further information.
  • 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. 
  • Duolingo English Test (DET). A minimum score of 100 Is required for full admission. 
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum SAT ERW score of 400 is required for full admission. 
  • American College Testing (ACT). A minimum English score of 21 is required for full admission. 

Your exam scores should be sent to the University of Dayton using our institution code (1834).


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.  



You are exempt from the English Proficiency requirement if you have received a secondary school diploma 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.
  • Applicants from Ghana are required to submit proof of English proficiency.

Office of Recruitment and Admission

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