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
DET Duolingo English TestMinimum score of 60
B2 First or Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE)B grade or higher in B2 level
Cambridge English AdvancedPass
Cambridge English ProficiencyPass

Kim Davis

Assistant Director, CAS and International Admission
Office of Admission

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