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Undergraduate International Admission

English Proficiency Options

If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the below exam scores for full admission into the University of Dayton. If you choose not to submit English proficiency scores, you may be conditionally admitted into the University of Dayton. If you have studied in a US high school, you may not need to submit English Proficiency scores. Please contact for more information. Alternative English tests may be considered upon request.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based (iB) test. Please use the University of Dayton's institution code 1834 when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  A minimum Band 6.5 score is required for full admission.
  • iTEP. A minimum score of 4.5 is required for full admission.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE).  A minimum score of 60 is required for full admission.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum critical reading score of 550 on old SAT or 30 on Reading Test of new SAT.
  • American College Testing (ACT). A minimum English score of 24.

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

International students have the option of supporting their TOEFL or IELTS score through an unscripted interview with a company such as InitialView or Fanping (Chinese students). The University of Dayton does not require applicants to submit an interview, but it can provide us with additional information to evaluate you along with your official application. Students who pursue this option are responsible for scheduling the interview and paying any associated fees.


Office of International Admission

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