Admission Requirements

For International Students

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In addition to the First-Year and Transfer Requirements, International Applicants Must Submit Proof of English Proficiency.

English Proficiency

Conversational and academic proficiency of English is an integral part of studying at Cal Lutheran. . International students are required to provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways: 

  • Minimum Duolingo English Test score of 110
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 213 computer-based;  550 paper-based; or 79 internet-based
  • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearsons (PTE Academic) score: 58
  • Completion of ELS 112
  • Completion of first-year English (college level) with a grade of "C" or better at an accredited community college or university
  • Applicants who attend secondary school where English is the language of instruction for a minimum of three years may have the proof of English proficiency requirement waived on a case by case basis. Please contact