English Language Proficiency Policy

A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to Pacific University  prior to admission. Please note that this requirement applies to all applicants, including resident aliens and citizens.

Requiring valid proof of English language proficiency is a mandate of the Graduate & Professional Programs & Colleges. Thus, only the program or College can approve any exceptions.

Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways to prove English proficiency for this program.

Minimum Test Score Requirements

TOEFL

IELTS

Paper-based

Computer-based

Internet-based

 

600 overall

Minimum per section:

54-55 reading

55 listening

55 structure/written expression

250 overall

Minimum per section:

21 reading

22 listening

22 structure/writing

100 overall
Minimum per section:
20 reading
21 listening
22 writing

22 speaking

7.0 overall

Minimum sub scores per section:

7.0

Invalid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways that indicate insufficient English skills to join this program.