Application Questions

For International Students

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Do international students need to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
If English is not your native or primary language, you need to provide one of the following as documentation of your English proficiency:

  • English proficiency test: TOEFL (550 or higher), IELTS (6.5 or higher), Pearsons PTE (58 or higher)
  • Academic English Instruction: Students who have received a significant amount of their academic instruction in English will be required to submit their school's academic profile together with their official transcripts and will be exempt from further English proficiency requirements. This includes students who have completed 30 units (including English Composition) at a U.S. college or university and students who have attended 4 years of high school instruction in English.

Please see Admission Requirements for International Students.

Do international students studying at a U.S. high school have to submit the TOEFL or IELTS?
If you are attending a U.S. high school, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact the undergraduate office of admission.

What is the required TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score for admission?
Please see Admission Requirements for International Students.

What tests scores are required?
Please see Admission Requirements for International Students.

Can international students be exempt from taking SAT/ACT?
SAT/ACT test scores are admission requirements when applying to CLU. However, if you are applying as a transfer student, SAT/ACT may be waived.

Can I find out if I am eligible to be admitted to CLU before I submit an application?
Unfortunately we are not able to review your information until we have received a complete application. We base our admissions decision on more than grades alone so we review a complete file before making any admissions decisions.

Do I need to submit all the application materials together at the same time?
No, all application materials do not need to be submitted at the same time. We will collect them as they are submitted but we cannot make a decision until our office has received all documents.

Can I submit photocopies of my transcripts?
No. You must submit original copies of transcripts. If they are not in English, the original transcripts must be accompanied by a certified translation.