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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 

Prospective students taking an English Proficiency test must meet the minimum required score for the individual subject tests AND the overall composite score for the exam.

Subject Area / Test  TOEFL IELTS PTE Cambridge English
Reading 17 6.0 67 169
Writing 17 5.0 55 154
Listening 16 6.0 67 169
Speaking 16 5.5 59 162
Use of English Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 169
Composite 6.0 62 169


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,  access the TOEFL Web site. BYU-Idaho only accepts the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition, and TOEFL iBT Paper Edition. The TOEFL revised paper-based test will only be accepted through April 2023. Scores from the TOEFL Essentials, TOEFL PBT (paper-based test), and other versions will not be considered.


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, visit the IELTS page.


The PTE is the Pearsons Test of English. Applicants who choose to take this exam must take the PTE Academic Exam, not just the Pearsons Test of English.  You may obtain more information on the Pearson page.

Cambridge English Test

Cambridge English Test, a product of the IELTS company. Read more information on the C1: Advanced test or 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 English proficiency test requirements are not met, students are encouraged to increase their skills and retest. To learn more about the TOEFL exam (BYU-Idaho does not accept the TOEFL Essentials test), please visit 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

Send official English proficiency exam scores to 
CES Admission Services; B-226 ASB; Provo, UT 84602

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