TOEFL Alternatives

The following are considered equivalencies to the TOEFL scores of 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT):

  • SAT* verbal 500 (earned prior to March 2016); SAT* Reading 27 (earned March 2016 or later); ACT* verbal 21 English; TAKS 2200 English/ 3 writing; TAAS 1770; IELTS 6.0 or above overall band score.
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) ELTC completion of program letter with a minimum average of 85% and levels from intermediate to advanced.
  • Completion of the advanced-level Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) offered by the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC).
  • Students who have completed their entire formal education at the secondary or postsecondary level in the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, United Kingdom (all), United States, Trinidad-Tobago, and Virgin Islands.
  • Students who have earned at least 12 transferable semester credits AND completed English composition 1 & 2, with grades of C or better in each, in university-level courses from an accredited U.S. college or university, or an institution of higher education in one of the countries listed above, are exempt from TOEFL.  ESL courses will not count as transferable courses.  No online English courses are accepted for English proficiency.

The following are considered equivalent to the TOEFL scores of 79 (iBT)/550 (PBT):

  • IELTS 6.5 or above overall band score.
  • TAMUK ELTC completion of program letter with a minimum average of 90% and levels from Low Advanced, Advanced Plus or High Advanced.
  • Students who have completed their entire formal education at the secondary or postsecondary level in the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, United Kingdom (all), United States, Trinidad-Tobago, and Virgin Islands.
  • Students who have earned at least 12 transferable semester credits AND completed English composition 1 & 2, with grades of C or better in each, in university-level courses from an accredited U.S. college or university, or an institution of higher education in one of the countries listed above, are exempt from TOEFL.  ESL courses will not count as transferable courses.  No online English courses are accepted for English proficiency.