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English Proficiency

Requirements for Admission

International Advising

Juan Venegas

International Student Advisor

Room 103
320 Newbury Street

Office Hours 10 am–6 pm or by appointment

If a student has a first language other than English, then the student must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete their degree and must take one of the approved proficiency exams. Test scores are valid for two years from date the test was originally taken; older scores will not be accepted. Copies of documents may be submitted for initial review, but official scores must be sent directly to the BAC.

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways:

Test of English as a Foreign Language*
Internet-based TOEFL 79
Computer-based TOEFL 213
Paper-based TOEFL 550
International English Language Testing System
Pearson Test of English Academic
PTE Academic 53
Cambridge English: Advanced
CAE 176–184
(Minimum score of 176 in each skill)

*TOEFL school code: 7088

The BAC may accept one of the following situations as proof of the English proficiency requirement:

  • Minimum three years' attendance at an English-speaking secondary school or two years' attendance at a college or university (excluding continuing education)
  • Graduate students who have completed an undergraduate degree at an English speaking institution, if they provide official transcripts
  • Completion of ASC English Level 5 (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of ELS Level 112 intensive program (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of ILSC Language School's A1 level in their university pathway program (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of the International Language Institute of Massachusetts intensive english program (level 7 for undergraduate and level 8 for graduate students)
  • Completion of the Kings Colleges univerity pathway program (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)