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English Proficiency

If your first language is not English, then you must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete your degree by taking one of the approved proficiency exams or qualifying in another approved way 

Approved English Language Tests

International applicants may demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting one of the following approved tests:

Internet-based TOEFL 79
Computer-based TOEFL 213
Paper-based TOEFL 550

TOEFL school code: 7088

CAE 180

(Minimum score of 180 in each skill)

Submitting Your Test Scores

Test scores are valid for two years from the 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 from the test provider.

Other Ways to Demonstrate English Proficiency

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 minimum two years' attendance at a college or university (excluding continuing education)
  • Minimum three years' attendance at an IB School
  • Completion of ASC English Level 5 (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of ELS Educational Services Level 112 intensive program (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of ILSC Language School 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 university pathway program or completion of level 4 of the GO: Prepared program (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)  level 7 (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of Kaplan International English Advance level (level 5) (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Completion of Approach ISC B2+ level, also known as B2 Upper Intermediate (accepted for undergraduate and graduate students)
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