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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:

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.

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.

A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 4.5.

A minimum score of 50 is required for full admission.

A minimum score of 105 Is required for full admission.

A minimum SAT ERW score of 400 is required for full admission.

A minimum English score of 21 is required for full admission.

Institution Code

Our institution code is 1834. Use this code when sending your exam scores to the University of Dayton.

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 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, Ghana, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria or the United Kingdom.

Office of Recruitment and Admission

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