International Admission Requirements and Programs

English Proficiency Requirements:

Valid test scores must be from within 24 months.  Accepted language proficiency test include:

  • IELTS Indicator*
  • Duolingo*

*New for Fall 2021 only: 
Duolingo English Test
Minimum score: 110 (out of 160)
The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Pacific University Oregon when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session

IELTS Indicator
Minimum score: 6.5
IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. Your performance will be marked by IELTS examiners and you will receive your result within seven days.

The Academic test is available for a limited time while IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Educational providers can use IELTS Indicator to help them gauge the English language ability of future students while IELTS testing is suspended."


Full Time Undergraduate, Degree Seeking: Students will be enrolled full-time as undergraduate, degree-seeking students.  Students' merit scholarships (if applicable) will be in effect at the time of enrollment and will not be required to register for an ESL course. Minimum TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Transition Program: Students in our transition program will receive a personalized curriculum to fit their individual needs.  Students will take ESL courses through our English Language Program and take courses in our undergraduate degree program.  Once the English Language Requirement has been fulfilled, students will then become full-time undergraduates.  Any awarded merit scholarship will apply once the student is enrolled full-time. TOEFL 53-79, IELTS 5.0-6.5

ESL Program: ESL courses for students who want to develop their core English skills.  Students will be enrolled in courses through our English Language Institute.  TOEFL below 53, IELTS below 5.0

Students who have been studying in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Ireland for a minimum of the past two years while attending school, are not required to submit an English proficiency test score.