Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary depending on student type. Is this your first year, are you transferring, or are you interested in our graduate programs?

Specific requirements are linked below.

English Proficiency Requirements

Elmhurst College requires international students to meet English proficiency using one of the following methods:

OptionMinimum Requirement
ELS CourseLevel 112
TOEFL Computer Based213
IELTS Exam6.5 Composite
PTE Academic54
U.S. College English coursework (2 semesters)Grade of 'B' or better in Composition I/II or equivalent
Be a citizen of and attend school in one of these locationsAntigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom
Attend and complete an American high school or American International School abroadMust have passing grades in English courses through the third year at the time of application review with anticipated completion of English courses in the fourth year

Elmhurst College, in accordance with our core values, identity, and affiliation with the United Church of Christ, respects the rights of students to peacefully protest. Participation in such activities will not have a negative impact on admission and/or enrollment.

Kim Davis

Assistant Director, CAS and International Admission
Office of Admission

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