English Proficiency Requirements
All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting documentation of one of the following:
International applicants will be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency if they meet one of the following conditions:
The following applicants are exempt from English proficiency requirements:
1.) Applicants from the following countries where English is the official language:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Cook Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Sint Maarten
- South Africa
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- U.S. Virgin Islands
2.) Applicants that have completed two semesters or three quarters of college-level English composition from an accredited U.S. college or university which transfers to ETSU as ENGL 1010 and 1020--with a minimum grade of "C". Official transcripts are required.
3.) Applicants that have a minimum of one year of attendance as an exchange student in, or graduation from, a U.S. high school. Official transcripts are required.
ETSU will also accept other nationally recognized, comparable standardized English proficiency examinations. For more information, please contact International Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.) Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirements:*
- Canada (excluding Quebec)
- New Zealand
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
*To qualify for this exemption, applicants must be residents of an above-mentioned country and be educated in English within this country.
2.) Applicants that have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
3.) Applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited institution in Australia, Canada, or the United Kingdom, where the language of instruction and culture was English.
4.) After evaluating an applicants submitted credentials, the School of Graduate Studies has chosen to waive the requirement. This will only be granted in very rare circumstances. Please do not contact the School of Graduate Studies to request a waiver.