English Proficiency Requirements


English proficiency is a crucial requirement for international students planning to study at educational institutions in the United States, Canada, or other countries where degree programs and courses are taught in English. The test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exams is specifically designed to measure your ability to use and comprehend English as it is used in the college or university setting. If your first language is not English or if you graduated from a non-English speaking school, you must provide proof of English proficiency. Accepted methods for the demonstration of English proficiency at Kenner University include:

English Proficiency Exam Graduate Score Undergraduate Score
Paper-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)* 60 57
Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)* 71 61
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 6.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test 50 44
Eiken English Proficiency Exam Pre-1 Pre-1
Duolingo English Test 100 95
English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge B -2 B-2
* In most countries, you can take the computer-based TOEFL. When computer testing is unavailable, a paper-and-pencil test is given. Learn more about TOEFL and discover a test center in your country at https://www.ets.org/toefl.

Intermediate ESL or college-level English course grade of C or better at an authorized English-speaking post-secondary institution for undergraduate and graduate students.

Graduation from a regionally accredited English-speaking post-secondary institution.

Minimum scores for the ACCUPLACER exam series

Category Minimum Score
ESL Language Use 80
ESL Reading 85
Sentence Meaning 90
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