Newlane University English Proficiency Standards

At Newlane University, we accept any of the following as evidence of a non-native-English speaker’s English proficiency: 

  1. A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. Or A high school diploma and transcript completed at an accredited/recognized high school where the medium of instruction is English.
  2. A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows: 
    1. ESL Language Use: Score of 85 
    2. ESL Listening: Score of 80 
    3. ESL Reading: Score of 85 
    4. ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90 
    5. ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4 
    6. Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350 
  3. A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam; 
  4. A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge; 
  5. A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.