International Students

How do I Prove My English Proficiency?


There are several ways you can prove your English proficiency to IGlobal University.  Proving is not only important for gaining admissions in the United States, but also for obtaining an F1-VISA.  Below are a few examples showing how a student can prove his or her English proficiency.


TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)

The TOEFL is a basic English placement test that is taken via paper, computer, or internet format. 


  • Find a testing center

  • Register for the test

  • Prepare for the test


IGlobal University’s minimum placement scores for the TOEFL are 550 (PBT), 205 (CBT), 60 (IBT) for graduates and 500 (PBT), 170 (CBT), 55 (IBT) for undergraduates.


IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

The IELTS is a similar alternative to the TOEFL exam.  Like the TOEFL, it tests a student’s listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.


  • Find a testing center

  • Register for the test

  • Prepare for the test


IGlobal University’s minimum placement score for the IELTS is 5.5 for graduates and 5.0 for undergraduates.


iTEP Examination (International Test of English Proficiency)



University’s minimum placement scores for the iTEP is 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduates.


PTE Academic




WAEC Examination (West African Examinations Council)

Students from West African countries are familiar with the WAEC examination.  Students that earn a grade of C6 or better will not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. 


Students Without IELTS/TOEFL/iTEP/WAEC Results

Student without the above qualifications will be required to take the iTEP examination upon arrival at IGlobal University. There is a $50 fee for the iTEP examination. Learn more about the iTEP examination at

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