Language Proficiency Requirement

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Proving Your English Language Proficiency

All international students who are non-native speakers of English must submit results from a recent TOEFL test or other proof of fulfillment of Saybrook's English Language Proficiency Requirement.  Saybrook's TOEFL number is 9007.

This requirement may be met in a number of ways:

  • Official TOEFL score: The minimum TOEFL score accepted is 237 for computer TOEFL scores; 92-93 for Internet-based TOEFL scores; and 580 or higher for paper TOEFL scores.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited US college or university (or equivalent from a recognized college or university in another English-speaking country) with at least 60 credits completed at the US college or university (or equivalent institution in another English-speaking country)
  • Master's degree from a regionally-accredited US S. college or university (or equivalent from a recognized college or university in another English-speaking country)
  • IELTS (Cambridge) (graduate: band 7.0 or higher)
  • APIEL (College Board) (graduate: 4 or higher)
  • Complete four years of high school in the US or another acceptable English-speaking country. (Not all English-medium educational systems fulfill this requirement. Countries that qualify are: Australia, Anglophone Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand.)
  • Complete a British-standard "O-level" examination in English Language/Literature with a mark of B or higher (not all countries that offer O- and A-level examinations meet British examining board standards. Countries that meet this standard include: Bahamas, Belize, Brunei, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Singapore.)
  • Complete a British-standard "A-level" examination in English Language/Literature with a mark of A/O or of C or higher (not all countries that offer O- and A-level examinations meet British examining board standards. Countries that meet this standard include: Bahamas, Belize, Brunei, Ghana, Great Britain, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Singapore.)