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English Language Proficiency Policy

Nursing admission related to non-native English-speaking students taking the TOEFL for iBT:

Non-native English-speaking students must submit TOEFL iBT result with a minimum total score of 90 iBT with minimum skill scores of:

  • Reading component no less than 21
    (high end of Intermediate level and levels for this criteria include High, Intermediate, & Low)

  • Listening component no less than 21
    (high end of Intermediate level and levels for this criteria include High, Intermediate, & Low)

  • Speaking component no less than 25
    (high end of Fair level and levels for this criteria include Good, Fair, Limited, & Weak)

  • Writing component no less than 23
    (high end of Fair level and levels for this criteria include Good, Fair, & Limited)

Please note: There will be an opportunity to retake the TOEFL prior to application to the nursing major in order to achieve the minimum TOEFL scores.  

TOEFL® Score Scales

Skill

Score Range

Level

Reading

0-30 score scale

High (22-30)
Intermediate (15-21)
Low (0-14)

Listening

0-30 score scale

High (22-30)
Intermediate (15-21)
Low (0-14)

Speaking

0-30 score scale

Good (26-30)
Fair (18-25)
Limited (10-17)
Weak (0-9)

Writing

0-30 score scale

Good (24-30)
Fair (17-23)
Limited (1-16)

Total Score

0-120


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