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English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission to meet IUSB's minimum standard for acceptance to both undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Immigrant students currently residing in the South Bend area may take the IUSB Interim Placement Examination.

Testing Options

Assessment Method

Undergraduate Requirements

Graduate Requirements
71 or higher*
79 or higher*
530 or higher*
550 or higher*
6.0 or higher
6.5 or higher
Pre-1 or higher
1
48 or higher
53 or higher
450 or higher
N/A
WAEC's Senior Secondary Certficate of Examinations (SSCE)
A or B
A or B
Ordinary Level Certificate
A or B
A or B
Cambridge International O Levels
C or higher
C or higher
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
A or B
A or B

*Please note that all test results must be sent to IUSB directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Indiana University South Bend does not accept hand-carried score reports. Our test center code is 1339.

Study Options

Study Method

Undergraduate Requirements

Graduate Requirements
Successful completion of Level 9
Successful completion of Level 9, plus 3 sessions of Advanced Placement Level Work
Successful completion of Level 109
Successful completion of Level 112
Successful completion of Level 7
Successful completion of Level 7
Accredited U.S. University or College
Complete 24 transferable semester-credit hours, an associate's, bachelor's OR higher degree.
Complete 24 transferable semester-credit hour, an associate's, bachelor's OR higher degree.