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English Requirements

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

Minimum English Proficiency Exam Scores

Subject Area/Test

TOEFL

IELTS

PTE

Composite

66

6.0

46

Reading

17

6.0

47

Writing

17

5.0

47

Listening

16

6.0

45

Speaking

16

5.5

45

TOEFL

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.

IELTS

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.

PTE

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

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.

Application Checklists

These checklists are provided to assist you in the application process. Please select your current situation:

  • New Freshmen - High school graduates who do not have college credit
  • Transfer < 24 credits - Students with less than 24 semester or 36 quarter hours completed after high school graduation
  • Transfer > 24 credits - Students with at least 24 semester or 36 quarter hours completed after high school graduation. Credits must be complete by the application deadline after high school graduation.
  • Former Students - Former full-time Ricks College or BYU-Idaho students who have no additional credit from another school or Institute program since last attending Ricks or BYU-I.
  • Former Transfer - Former full-time Ricks College or BYU-Idaho students with additional credit from another school(s) or Institute program since last attending Ricks or BYU-I.