NCU Catalog - April 2018 
    
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NCU Catalog - April 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

How to Demonstrate English Proficiency


Official Test Scores

  • Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Northcentral University accepts internet-based (iBT) and paper-based (pBT) TOEFL test results and requires a minimum score of 79 for iBT and 550 for pBT
    • Go to www.toefl.org for complete information
    • Test results must be sent directly to the Northcentral University registrar’s office
    • When test results are ordered or applicant takes a test for the first time, Northcentral University School Code of 4572 must be noted
  • International English Language Testing System – ACADEMIC VERSION ONLY (IELTS) - Northcentral University requires a score of 6.5 on the academic version of IELTS
    • Go to www.ielts.org for complete information
    • Test results must be sent directly to the Northcentral University registrar from IELTS
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Northcentral University requires a score of 53
    • Go to www.pearsonpte.com for complete information
    • Test results must be sent directly to the Northcentral University registrar’s office from PTE

If the applicant has already taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE test results cannot be more than two (2) years old. The applicant contacts the appropriate testing agency and has the results sent to the Northcentral University Enrollment Team from the testing agency. Test scores must be submitted prior to acceptance and enrollment being granted.

Proficiency Score Thresholds for Tests Accepted by NCU
TOEFL iBT TOEFL pBT IELTS Pearson PTE
79 550 6.5 53

Exemption

If within two years prior to applying for admission to NCU, potential students have completed a minimum of 15 academic semester credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better from a secondary or postsecondary institution where English was the primary language of instruction, they will not be required to demonstrate English proficiency through an official exam.

Exception

The Dean’s Office may consider applicants who can demonstrate exceptional levels of proficiency via documentation regarding employment history or prior academic work for an exception to the University’s English proficiency requirements.