English Proficiency Requirements
English Proficiency Requirements
All English as Second Language (ESL) applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency for admission. This requirement can be met by a student having one of the following:
You have received or will receive a post-secondary degree in the United States.
You have received or will receive a post-secondary degree where English is the language (medium) of instruction. If the language of instruction is English, but not noted on the transcript, students may be asked to submit an official letter from their post-secondary institution stating that the medium of instruction is English in order to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.
You take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo, or another approved English proficiency test and receive a score that is equal to or higher than your program’s requirements. Tests must have been taken in the last two years. See the Summary of Program Requirements chart below. Please use code 4874 to have TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to UCCS.
You successfully complete an English language training program approved by UCCS.
Your program of choice has developed other approved criteria that you meet.
Please contact your program to discuss alternative approved criteria.
Citizenship from one of the following countries where the first/official language is English:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland (Northern), Ireland (Republic of), Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Summary of Program Requirements:
|Graduate Programs||Degrees||TOEFL iBT||IELTS||
|Biology: Ecology & Evolution, Exercise Science or Molecular & Cellular||MSc||80||6.5||105||115|
|Business Administration, Campus or Online||MBA||85||6.5||105||120|
|Business Administration: Executive Doctorate||DBA||85||6.5||105||120|
|Chemistry & Biochemistry||MSc||100||7||120||130|
|Communication - Online Only||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Computer Science: Games and Media Integration||MS||80||6.5||105||115|
|Counseling and Human Services: Clinical Mental Health Counseling||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Counseling and Human Services: Counseling & Leadership (Air Force Officer Command)||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Counseling and Human Services: School Counseling||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Curriculum and Instruction Programs - On Campus and Online||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Engineering Management - Online Only||ME||80||6.5||105||115|
|Engineering Systems- Online Only||ME||80||6.5||105||115|
|Engineering: Software Engineering||ME||80||6.5||105||115|
|Engineering: Space Operations- Online Only||ME||80||6.5||105||115|
|Leadership: Education & Principal Licensure- On Campus and Online||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Leadership: Educational Leadership, Research & Policy||PhD||80||6.5||105||115|
|Leadership: Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Mathematics: Applied Science||PhD||80||6.5||105||115|
|Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering||PhD||80||6.5||105||115|
|Nursing: Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Online Only||DNP||80||6.5||105||115|
|Nursing: Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education - Online only||MSN||80||6.5||105||115|
|Nutrition and Dietetics||MSc||92||7||115||115|
|Physics: Applied Science||PhD||80||6.5||105||115|
|Physiology: Applied Science||MSc||92||7||110||125|
|Psychology: Clinical (PhD): Geropsychology or Trauma Emphasis||PhD||80||6.5||105||115|
|Psychology: Clinical or Psychological Science||MA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Public Administration - Online and On Campus||MPA||80||6.5||105||115|
|Sociology||MA||100 (600 PBT)||7||120||125|
|Teaching English to Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)||MA||80||6.5||105||115|