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If English is your second language, you must meet the following English Proficiency Requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE).

Required Scores on Proficiency Tests 

Subject Area / Test  TOEFL IELTS PTE Cambridge English
Composite 66 6.0 46 169
Reading 17 6.0 47 169
Writing 17 5.0 47 154
Listening 16 6.0 45 169
Speaking 16 5.5 45 162
Use of English Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 169


The TOEFL iBT is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (iBT).The TOEFL exam is administered by the Educational Testing Service numerous times each year throughout the world. For more information about testing centers,  click here to access the TOEFL Web site.


The IELTS is the International English Language Testing System.The IELTS is administered numerous times each year throughout the world. For more information about testing times and locations, click here.


The PTE is the Pearsons Test of English.  You may obtain more information here.

Cambridge English Test

Cambridge English Test, a product of the IELTS company. Click here for information on the C1: Advanced test or click here for information on the C2 Proficiency exam. Please note that BYU Idaho will only accept scores from either the C1 Advanced test or the C2 Proficiency Test.

English Language Help

BYU-Idaho does not have an ESL (English as a Second Language) program. If TOEFL requirements are not met, students are encouraged to increase their skills and retest. To learn more about the TOEFL exam, please visit www.ets.org.The English Language Center at Brigham Young University may also be able to help you improve your skills so that you may come to BYU-Idaho in the future. Learn more about this program by visiting http://elc.byu.edu.

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