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
ACT® Test22 on the English and Reading Subsections
SAT® Test (Older Design)480 on the Reading Subsection
SAT® Test (New Design) (Starting After March 2016)520 on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing
ELS CourseLevel 112
TOEFL iBT79
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 high school in:Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

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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