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Adequate command of spoken and written English is essential to success in graduate study at Harvard. Applicants who are non-native English speakers can demonstrate English proficiency in one of three ways:
- Receiving an undergraduate degree from an academic institution where English is the primary language of instruction.*
- Earning a minimum score of 80 on the Internet based test (iBT) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)**
- Earning a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test.**
A master’s degree or other graduate degree is not accepted as proof of English proficiency.
*Special note for applicants with an undergraduate degree from a US institution where English was not the primary language of instruction: if a portion of your program was conducted in English, you may petition for a waiver of the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. Contact [email protected] for details.
**Some degree programs may require a higher score on either the TOEFL or IELTS. Visit your degree program page of interest for more information.
Sending TOEFL/IELTS Scores
When taking the TOEFL or IELTS, you will have an opportunity to request that your scores be sent to your academic institutions of choice. Be sure to select Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as each Harvard admissions office has its own identification or school code. To ensure that your scores are matched to your applicant record, the First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth on your test score report must match the information you enter in the GSAS Applicant Portal. Score reports must be sent to GSAS by the application deadline.
- Use ETS code 3451 to send TOEFL scores to Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (if a department code is required, use code 99).
- Send IELTS scores to Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences via the IELTS Test Center E-Delivery service.
- TOEFL/IELTS tests must be taken within two years of your expected date of matriculation. If you are applying for fall 2023 admission, you must submit scores from tests taken no earlier than September 1, 2021.
- GSAS accepts scores from iBT TOEFL, TOEFL Home Edition, IELTS Academic, or IELTS Indicator.
- An official TOEFL score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is required. If you have personal score reports from tests taken within the valid period (as described above), you can upload them to your application in addition to requesting that your scores be sent.
What contact information should I use to send my IELTS scores to GSAS?
Use the IELTS Test Center E-Delivery service to send IELTS scores to Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Our address, to identify us in the IELTS system, is 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Smith Campus Center 350, Cambridge, MA 02138. Paper test report forms will not be accepted at this address.
Do you accept TOEFL MyBest score reports?
No. You must list each test date separately in the application, and the official test score report for each reported test date must be sent to ETS code 3451.
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English proficiency for international freshman applicants
As an international student, you are required to submit an official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test (DET) score that meets the UW’s minimum English proficiency requirement. English proficiency is considered in the holistic review of applications. Take a look at test score averages for admitted international students.
Official test scores, including subscores, should be sent to the University of Washington. Exams must be taken on or before December 31 of the year of application, and scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the UW. Plan ahead—test dates and locations are limited and fill quickly.
The TOEFL iBT special home edition and the IELTS Indicator at home exam will be accepted for international freshman applicants.
Test score requirement
Exception : If your primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.S., you are exempt from this requirement. If you were born in one of these countries and educated elsewhere, you are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Alternatives to TOEFL, IELTS or DET: Using SAT or ACT scores for English proficiency
The UW will consider the English proficiency requirement met for students who satisfy both of the following:
- A minimum average grade of B in all high-school-level English writing or literature courses where English is the primary language of instruction for all grade 10-12 classes taught at the school and
- A minimum SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 580 or ACT English score of 22. Official scores must be sent to the UW directly from ACT or the College Board to satisfy this requirement. Although the UW no longer requires the SAT/ACT, international students may use SAT/ACT scores to meet the alternative English proficiency requirement. SAT/ACT scores will be considered to meet the English proficiency requirement only and will not be included in the holistic review process. If self-reported scores are used to meet the English requirement, official scores will be required prior to enrollment.
Common equivalencies for an average grade of B: IB scale = 5; 100 point scale = 80; 4 point scale = 3.0; IGCSE exams = C
Deadline for submitting exam scores
Exams must be taken on or before December 31 of the year of application, and scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the UW. Plan ahead—test dates and locations are limited and fill quickly.
If you take an exam after the November 15 freshman application deadline but on or before December 31 be sure to list UW as a score recipient when you register for the exam so official scores will be sent from the testing agency to the UW as soon as they become available.
The UW must receive your official electronic TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo (DET) scores directly from the testing agency. Request that scores be sent to the UW at the time you register for the test. Or, if you have already taken the exam, you may request official scores by contacting the testing organization directly.
- TOEFL The UW’s four-digit code is 4854
- IELTS School information for electronic submission: University of Washington, All Campuses Undergraduate & Graduate Admission Box 355850 Seattle, WA 98195
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Frequently Asked Questions about English Proficiency
I completed english coursework at my high school. do i need to submit an english proficiency test score.
Previous ESL coursework or English composition courses, even when taken in the U.S. or an English speaking country, do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Will the UW consider TOEFL's MyBest score to meet the minimum English proficiency score requirement? Does the UW superscore English proficiency exam scores
- The UW does not consider TOEFL’s MyBest score to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement for freshmen admission.
- The UW does not superscore English proficiency exams.
My score is below the minimum proficiency requirement. Can I still apply? Does UW offer conditional admissions?
- Applicants who have not met the minimum English proficiency requirement by the December 31 exam deadline or who have not taken an English proficiency exam will not be considered for admission .
- The UW does not offer conditional admissions. All applicants must submit qualifying English proficiency exam scores by the December 31 exam deadline. Applicants who do not meet the requirement by the deadline will not be considered for admission .
There are no open registration dates left before December 31, what should I do? The testing center nearest where I live is full, what should I do?
We strongly recommend you plan ahead and register early for a TOEFL or IELTS exam or register to take the Duolingo English Test which offers an online English proficiency exam. We will not consider exams taken after December 31. In person test centers fill up quickly and space is limited. If a test date or center is full, keep checking the test site since space may open up when other students cancel. Plan ahead so you can take the test well before the deadline.
I sent my test scores to the UW but I don't see my scores when I check my application information through MyUW. Is there a problem? Do I need to send the scores again?
Always use your legal name as it appears on your passport when registering for any exam.
The UW considers self-reported test scores from the UW application, so you do not need to send scores again unless the UW asks you to send them again. Official scores will be required for any applicant who is offered admission, but we will use unofficial or self-reported scores to complete our evaluation and holistic review of applications.
How long are TOEFL and IELTS valid? I took the TOEFL/IELTS more than 2 years ago. Do I need to take an exam again? Will my scores be considered official if they expire after December 31?
- The UW requires official test scores for all applicants. TOEFL and IELTS exams are valid for two years from the date of the original exam . If your scores are more than two years old, you will need to take a new exam to be considered for admission.
- If your scores are valid through December 31 but will expire before classes begin in September, be sure to have TOEFL or IELTS send official scores to the UW before they expire. We will consider your scores official as long as they are sent to the UW before they expire.
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I, Soumya Gupta, student of class XII-A, hereby request to grant my english proficiency certificate. I require the same for taking further admissions in universities.
I will be grateful to you if the certificate is arranged at the earliest possible.
Yours truly Soumya Gupta
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Use the following steps to guide you through the application process. Print out the checklist to track your progress in applying to FIU.
Many graduate programs offer rolling admission during the fall, spring and summer terms. However, some programs limit admission to 1 or 2 terms a year.
Please note that if the program deadline is earlier than the Graduate Admissions deadline for that semester, all materials including the application must be submitted by the earlier date.
Applications must be submitted before 5pm EST on the date of the deadline. Some programs may have deadlines that are different from the standard Office of Admissions deadlines and some programs may have extended their deadlines due to the current national emergency. Please visit the Admissions Requirements page to confirm whether the program you are applying to is one of them.
1. Check Admissions Requirements
Before you begin your graduate application, make sure you are aware of the program’s requirements. Requirements may vary, so search for your program on our Admissions Requirements page. Some of these requirements may include:
- A minimum 3.00 grade point average (GPA) in a completed undergraduate degree program
- GRE or GMAT ( Note: The GRE has been waived by many of FIU's graduate programs through Fall Semester 2023. Please contact the graduate program directly to confirm whether a test is required for admission. )
- Letter of intent
- Letters of recommendation (use the Letter of recommendation template )
- Departmental application
- English proficiency test (for foreign-educated students )
2. Search For Funding
Filing the FAFSA before the deadline will make it easier to calculate and deliver your financial aid awards. Filing is free and you could be eligible for federal loans, grants or scholarships. F ind more funding resources through the University Graduate School and the FIU Office of Scholarships . Deadlines for funding may vary.
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3. Complete your Application
The online application takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and requires a $30 application fee. During the online application process you will be asked to provide personal information and information about your educational history. You will also be asked to upload your supplemental admissions documents (statement of intent, resume, etc.) and provide the contact information for your recommenders.
Some programs require additional applications (either departmental or supplemental) before you can submit the university's graduate application. Please check the Admissions Requirements page to view see if a graduate program has an additional application or additional requirements (interview, portfolio, etc.) for admission.
4. Submit Transcript(s)
This includes university/college official transcript from all institutions previously attended in a sealed institution envelope. If you graduated from FIU, you do not need to request transcripts unless you attended another institution afterwards . Students who have received an education from non-English speaking countries must have their transcripts translated when sent to FIU. Find out more:
International Graduate applicants: If your post-secondary educational history includes coursework outside the United States, you must submit a course-by-course credential translation and evaluation, with grade point average (GPA) calculation included, for all non-U.S. coursework. FIU accepts evaluations/translations from any NACES member evaluation service.
5. Submit Residency Documentation
Residency status is used primarily to determine whether students pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Whether you are a Florida resident, U.S. resident or international student, you are required to submit proof of residency. Failing to provide residency documentation will delay your enrollment.
6. Check Application Status
When you finish your application, you will be assigned a Panther ID within 3-5 work days. This will give you access to your MyFIU account where you can check your application status.
Be sure to check your email junk/spam folders and/or indicate FIU is a trusted source to ensure you receive all important email messages.
If you experience difficulty logging in to this site at any time, try troubleshooting tips on the Access MyFIU page or contact University Technology Services at 305-348-2284 or on their website for assistance.
International students must submit English language proficiency exams and other documents to apply to FIU. Visit International Admissions to learn about how to apply, life at FIU and much more.
International Graduate Application Process
Applicants from non-English speaking countries, including internationally educated American students, must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants that attended undergraduate institutions that do not teach in English must also meet this requirement, even if the institution is located within the United States. H owever, the following countries are exempt:
English Proficiency Test Exempt Countries
Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Botswana Brunei Darussalam Canada Cayman Islands Christmas Island Dominica Eritrea Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Fiji Gambia Ghana Grenada Guam Guyana Ireland Jamaica Kenya Kiribati Liberia Malawi Malta Marshall Islands Mauritius Micronesia, Federated States Montserrat Namibia New Zealand Nigeria Papua New Guinea Philippines Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore South Africa St Vincent and the Grenadines Swaziland Tanzania, United Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Uganda United Kingdom United States Vanuatu Virgin Islands (British) Virgin Islands (U.S.) Zambia Zimbabwe
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English Proficiency Certificate is a certificate that you can get from your current university where the university will write about the language of instruction is English during your study. Academic institutions require English proficiency letters of non-native English speaking persons who wish to get admission in an English-speaking around the world. This letter specify the scholarship office that your last degree was taught in English Medium. For that purpose, you must ask for “English Proficiency Certificate” from your past or current university registrar office.
How Does an English Proficiency Letter Look?
Content of english proficiency letter.
An English proficiency letter contains a clear statement by the writer that certifies the individual in question possesses sufficient English skills. This statement uses language like “I certify that…” or “This letter confirms…” . A description of qualifying evidence follows, such as the dates the person attended English language classes or the number of years he studied in an English-speaking environment. Explaining in detail the types of assignments and tasks the person performed gives the letter recipient an idea of how the letter writer interprets “proficiency.” So, for example, a university could note that he required students to write all class work, assignments and lectures and group discussion in English.
Format of English Proficiency Letter
Direct English proficiency letters get to the point quickly. They are short and contain only one or two brief paragraphs. They may list a person’s grades, certification or training and then end with encouraging the reader to contact him if he encounters any problems. Contact information is vital as it verifies the writer’s authority, and it belongs at either the bottom or top of the letter. English proficiency letters can take a more creative approach and detail experiences that helped develop an individual’s English skills or demonstrate the person’s proficiency in some other way.
Tips For English Proficiency Letter
Although sample English proficiency letters that simply require filling in the blanks are available online, letter writers should be wary of simply copying a ready-made proficiency letter, as the person receiving the letter may recognize it as such. Some institutions, such as colleges, receive thousands of English proficiency letters as parts of applications for degree programs and may be able to tell if a person has copied a letter off the Internet. Original English proficiency letters suggest that if the letter writer has put effort into the letter, chances are the letter’s claims are valid. Also, original letters prove the English proficiency of the writer himself, which also helps verify his claims about the individual for whose English abilities he is vouching.
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English Proficiency Letter Sample – Waive CNO English Test
If you are looking for an English proficiency letter sample, check this complete guide on how to waive the English proficiency test requirement of CNO.
UPDATE (2022): New changes in waiving CNO’s Language Proficiency Requirement: Learn about the new rules in CNO’s Language Proficiency Requirement
UPDATE (2020): CNO now require to accomplish forms for this! Learn about the new CNO Evidence of Language Proficiency Forms
Disclaimer : CNO’s rules change frequently. Do your own due diligence by always checking CNO’s website.
Step 1: Write a letter to CNO
The first thing you need to do is to write a letter to CNO. The letter is like your formal request to waive the English proficiency requirement in your application.
You need to be detailed in stating the reasons why you think you already meet the English proficiency requirements. It will help to organize your reasons 1. by each related work experience you have or 2. by grouping your evidences throughout the four categories of English proficiency (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
Request to Waive English Proficiency Letter Sample
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Dear Sir/Madam, Good day! I am writing to formally request the exclusion of the English Proficiency Requirement in my application. I am confident that I have proficient English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills for the following reasons: The medium of instruction in the schools I attended for primary, secondary and tertiary education is strictly English. In my most recent nursing job as a Registered Nurse in Happy Medical Center, I provided care to patients coming from diverse backgrounds. The most common medium of instruction we used is English. I have been working in Starbucks as a barista since I arrived here in Ottawa. English and French are the official working languages we use in our workplace. With these reasons, I hope you will consider my request. Shall there be any additional requirements to support this, please don’t hesitate to inform me. Thank you.
Step 2: Request and send evidences of language proficiency
After sending the request letter, CNO will respond with a letter of instructions on what documents they need so they can waive the English proficiency requirement. You need to provide evidences of language proficiency like:
- Recommendation letters from your previous employers
- Recommendation letters from your previous teachers
- Proof that you studied in Canada
- Recommendation letter from your school
The recommendation letters should be mailed directly to CNO from your previous employer, teacher or school. The letters and envelopes should bear logos of the company or school to prove authenticity.
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English Proficiency Letter from Employer Sample
Dear Sir/Madam, Good day! I, John Smith, Chief Nurse of Happy Medical Center, is writing to the College of Nurses of Ontario to provide supporting details about Ms. Nurse Jojo’s English proficiency skills. As one of her immediate superiors, I am confirming her English communication skills in the following areas: Speaking and Listening Ms. Nurse Jojo did well with her English communication skills. Every month, each nurse in our department is required to have a clinical case presentation in the Nursing Service Department office during Unit Conference. The medium of instruction in the Unit Conference is English so the nurses were expected to present their clinical case reports in English. Ms. Nurse Jojo was excellent in presenting her reports and she was able to answer follow-up questions diligently. Writing and Reading Ms. Nurse Jojo demonstrated excellent English proficiency skills through her nursing documentations in the station. All hospital documentations, including Nurse’s Notes and Doctor’s Orders, are written in English. She did a great job in accomplishing clear and thorough documentations for patient care as well as in carrying out Doctor’s Orders for patient care management. If further needed, I can provide more supporting references to prove Ms. Nurse Jojo’s English proficiency skills. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, thank you.
Dear Sir/Madam, As requested by Ms. Nurse Jojo, I am writing to the College of Nurses of Ontario to provide supporting reference for her English proficiency skills. She has been the Nursing Service Quality Control and Training Officer of Happy Medical Center from 2010 to 2015 directly reporting to me, the Chairman of the Nursing Service Quality Control and Training Officer. She demonstrated outstanding English communication skills in the following areas: Speaking Led quarterly Nursing Service Quality Control meetings with Board Directors and Department Heads. Facilitated knowledge-enrichment conferences and seminars for hospital employees. Conducted Nursing Service training for new hospital employees. Reading Conducted research for creation of monthly health flyers and bulletins for hospital employees. Received and complied to letters and memoranda sent by the Central Training Office. Conducted extensive research and compiled supporting studies for new strategies on health teaching. Writing Created and edited Manuals, Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) based on ISO 9000 Standards for Hospitals. Wrote interdepartmental letters and memos about different concerns in the Nursing Service Department. Listening Attended departmental meetings to participate in open discussions about the concerns in the hospital and to collaborate with other departments in regards to arising problems in the Nursing Service Department. Communicated with Hospital Board Directors and doctors regularly for different concerns in the Nursing Service department. I am hoping that this letter will serve as a strong supporting reference for Ms. Nurse Jojo’s English proficiency skills. Thank you.
Step 3: Send another letter to CNO confirming that all proofs have been sent
After confirming with your previous employers and teachers that all reference letters have been sent, you should inform CNO by sending another letter. This letter is necessary so the committee in charge of the review of proofs can start reviewing your case.
Make sure to mention in your letter the list of documents CNO should have received for your proofs of English proficiency.
It may take three to six months to receive a decision letter from the committee.
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Instructions, application deadlines, submitting your application.
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Apply online using the Common Application . Your file will not be reviewed until all of the materials below have been received by the Office of Admissions:
- Completed application, including essay and CV/Resume
- No fee waivers are available. Only first-year students applying for the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship and/or referred directly by EducationUSA or other non-government organizations may be eligible to receive an application fee waiver on a case-by-case basis. All other applicants must submit the U.S. $75 application fee.
- Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended. Students who study in 3-year secondary school systems only need to provide transcripts for those three years.
- One academic letter of recommendation from a teacher is required; one letter from the school counselor/principal/headmaster is also strongly recommended.
- Demonstrated English proficiency
- Interruption of Studies Statement if you have already graduated from secondary school at the time of application.
The following item is only required from students who need a student visa (F or J):
- Bank letter showing at least U.S.$78,296 for first year of study and living expenses
Financial documents showing less than U.S.$78,296 will not be accepted. All financial documents must be dated within the past three months to be considered valid. Our International Student & Scholar Services office provides sample bank letters, the AU CFIS and Transfer-in forms, and AU cost guide.
No SAT or ACT Needed! AU does not evaluate SAT or ACT scores for students (including U.S. citizens) graduating from secondary schools outside the United States.
Additional Documents to be Submitted by Admitted International F/J students who Enroll at AU
- Completed AU Certification of Finances (AU CFIS) form showing at least U.S.$78,296 for first year of study and living expenses
- Copy of your passport information page
Your application and all supporting documents must be received by the respective application deadline.
If you plan to begin your studies in August (fall semester):
Early Decision I (ED I): November 15 Early Decision II (ED II): January 15 Regular Decision (RD): January 15
If you plan to begin your studies in January (spring semester):
All spring applicants October 1
For students living outside the United States, we strongly recommend September 1
Important : You can submit your Bank Letter electronically via the Future Eagle Portal or fax to +1-202-885-1025. Do not mail hard copies if you choose to electronically upload or fax your documents.
Note: Students cannot submit their own secondary-school transcripts or recommendation letters . These must be uploaded to the Common Application directly by the school’s counselor/teacher or mailed per courier instructions below.
If you prefer to use a courier service, keep your tracking number, and send your supplemental application materials to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office of Enrollment 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW STE-218 Washington, DC 20016-8001 USA Tel: +1-202-885-6000
Questions? Contact [email protected] .
The Application Form
Complete the application carefully. Please make sure to include your full name exactly as it appears in the machine-readable section of your passport (check the bottom of your passport page). The first three letters stand for your country of citizenship. Omit those three letters when completing the admission application form. Also include date of birth, complete educational history, country of birth, citizenship, current mailing address and a permanent address outside of the United States, even if you currently live or study in the United States.
Please have your academic records from each secondary school you attended for the U.S. equivalent of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades sent directly from those schools to American University in sealed envelopes or via the Common Application. Students who study in 3-year secondary school systems only need to provide transcripts for those three years.
These records should be submitted in their original language and accompanied by notarized English translations if applicable. Include any examination results such as IB, GCSE, GCE, Bagrut, French Baccalaureate, CAPE Units One and Two, Abitur, Attestat, or Secondary School Leaving Certificates.
Certain exam results such as, but not limited to, IB, WAEC, GCE, GCSE, and CAPE must come directly to our office from the examination board or authority.
Although only one letter of recommendation from a teacher is required with your application, we strongly encourage you to submit a second letter of recommendation from your school’s university counselor, principal, or headmaster. These letters are confidential. Each letter must be in English. Recommenders can upload recommendation letters directly onto the Common Application. If sent by courier mail, please have your reference sign or place a school stamp across the sealed flap of the envelope.
AU requires strong English language skills. All first-year applicants (including U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) can prove English proficiency by either curriculum or testing.
Via curriculum for Spring 2024, Fall 2024 and Beyond :
- Four years of study (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 or equivalent) in U.S. regionally-accredited or IB, CXC or UK curricula (inside or outside the U.S.), where English is the only medium of instruction AND no ESL courses have been taken;
- Four years of study (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent) in selected English-speaking countries or in the educational systems of these countries (regardless of location) where English is the only medium of instruction AND no ESL courses have been taken. English speaking countries include: U.S., UK and Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec), Singapore, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and these countries in the Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Or Via Testing:
IMPORTANT: Students cannot self report English proficiency exam results. Ask the testing agency to send your official results directly to American University, Undergraduate Admissions, Washington, District of Columbia (DC).
Updated Test Requirements for Spring 2024, Fall 2024 and Beyond
- Note: AU Undergraduate Admissions does accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition .
- AU does not accept TOEFL IBT "MyBest" combined scores.
- AU does not accept the “TOEFL Essentials Test.”
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How to write a formal Letter / Email? | C2 Proficient (CPE)
Let’s explain how to write a letter/email and what actually is a formal style.
It is used when writing for professional or academic purposes like university assignments. Formal language does not use colloquialisms, contractions or first-person pronouns such as ‘I’ or ‘We ’. If you aim to write an official letter, you should:
- avoid everyday colloquial language or slang
- avoid contractions ( I’m, it’s )
- avoid emotional, subjective language (terrible, rubbish, etc.)
- avoid general words such as nice, good, get, etc.
The CPE test does not require you to include dates or addresses in any of your letters, whether formal or informal.
C2 Proficient (CPE) Formal Letter: Structure
Fce, cae, cpe, practice, write & improve, c2 proficient (cpe) formal letter: writing guide, 1. salutation.
Dear Sir or Madam
If you do not know the name of the person you are writing to, use this. It is always advisable to try to find out a name.
Dear Mr Jenkins
If you know the name, use the title (Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms, Dr, etc.) and the surname only. If you are writing to a woman and do not know if she uses Mrs or Miss , you can use Ms , which is for married and single women.
2. The Introductory Paragraph
The first paragraph will generally outline the purpose for the letter and the reason that the letter is being sent. In this first paragraph, the summary of the letter can be found and the intentions which will be displayed through the rest of the letter should be outlined.
- We are writing to inform you that …/ to confirm ../ to request …/ to enquire about …
- I recently read/heard about ….. and would like to know….
- I am writing to offer suggestions
- I am writing to receive further information about
3. The next paragraphs (the body)
The body of the letter will expand upon the introductory paragraph and you can extend your thoughts and feelings further when it comes to the letter. Most letters in English are not very long, so keep the information to the essentials and concentrate on organising it in a clear and logical manner rather than expanding too much.
- You should always be polite and respectful, even if you complain. A useful way to achieve it especially in formal letters is to use ‘modal verbs’, i.e., would, could or should.
- It’s important to write simply and clearly . It’s worth noting that you have to avoid using informal language, for instance, avoid contractions (i.e. I’m, it’s, etc.).
4. Closing paragraph
- I look forward to receiving your reply. / I look forward to your reply.
- I look to hearing from you.
- If you require further information, please do not hesitate to ask
Yours faithfully, use it if you don’t know the name of the recipient. Yours sincerely , use it if you know the name of the recipient.
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C2 proficient (cpe) formal letter: example answers, cpe formal letter / email answer 1, formal letter subject:.
An environmental organisation is inviting suggestions for new ways of raising people’s awareness of the importance of protecting the countryside. You decide to write a letter in which you briefly describe your idea for a publicity campaign. You should also analyse the reasons why, in general, it is important to protect the countryside.
Student’s CPE Formal Letter Answer:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing in response to your organisation’s invitation regarding proposals for a campaign to promote countryside conservation. I strongly believe that we need to think globally while we act locally, so it would be a great idea if we engaged the young – the future global citizens- in the quest for a clean environment and unspoiled countryside.
To be more specific ‘A green concert with school bands’ would be an excellent idea to sensitize people on the importance of preserving our local traditions that are inextricably linked with the Mediterranean landscape of Attica. In fact all six high schools of our municipality could participate with one school band each in a concert that may take place in the local stadium that can accommodate six thousand people. The bands can play both folklore and more modern songs while local delicacies and examples of craftwork could be exhibited at the entrance of the concert hall.
Massive participation in any campaign is the key for its success; especially when such a noble cause -like that of ‘conservation’- is served. Helping the new generation appreciate their natural surroundings and traditions is the most precious legacy we can offer to our descendants. The biosphere is literary our home so it is unquestionably important to keep it clean so that we can have fresh air to breathe and pure water to drink.
Therefore, I urge your forward-looking organization, to seriously consider my recommendation for ‘A green concert with school bands’ because it is a simple yet effective idea to develop more respect for our countryside among all the people in our community.
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Cpe formal letter / email answer 2.
You have recently read an article in a popular magazine describing the experiences of young people who have participated in voluntary projects to help disadvantagedn communities. You decide to write a letter to the magazine in which you briefly describe one or two ideas of your own for voluntary projects. You should also assess the ways in which such experiences can change attitudes and inspire young people in their future lives.
Write your letter .
I was interested to read your recent feature on young people’s participation in voluntary projects. I was impressed by the way in which the volunteers had not only provided valuable help for those less fortunate than themselves but had also gained a great deal themselves from the experience. They had blossomed as people and had often clarified their own career aspirations as a result of the work they had been involved in.
I should like to suggest a couple of other projects that I think it would be beneficial for youngsters to volunteer on. The first is a programme for schoolchildren with learning difficulties. Cuts in funding mean that this will have to close down unless volunteers can help to run it. It has been an enormously successful programme, helping many youngsters to develop skills that will stand in good stead throughout their lives, and it would be a great pity were it forced to fold.
The second is an environmental project keeping the forests around our town in good order. Work there involves clearing away dead wood, planting new trees when necessary and tidying paths and picnic areas. The forest is a valuable resource for city dwellers and maintaining it in good order is of great benefit to the public as well as to the flora and fauna of the forest.
Taking part in these projects would teach teenagers new skills – helping children with disabilities to learn, for example, or caring for the environment. However, more importantly perhaps, doing so would expand those young people’s horizons making them aware of aspects of life which were previously almost certainly little known to them. Contributing to society through such voluntary work will help youngsters to develop a sense of responsibility towards the world they live in. All of this should prove of considerable value in future years both to them as individuals and to society as a whole.
C2 Proficient (CPE) Formal Letter: Writing Topics
Cpe formal letter / email topic 1.
You are staying in another country where you have read an article in a magazine about a custom there that the writer considers strange. Write a letter to the magazine, describing a custom or customs in your own country that may be considered strange by outsiders and giving your own views and those of others in your country about it.
CPE Formal Letter / Email Topic 2
You have recently become aware of the existence of a situation which you believe to be wrong or unjust and which you think should be dealt with by the authorities. Write a letter to a newspaper clearly describing that situation, explaining the problems it causes and saying what you believe should be done about it.
Write your letter
C2 Proficient (CPE) Formal Letter: Writing Checklist
After writing your text, you can check it yourself using the writing checklist below.
How to do that? Simply check your text/email by answering the questions one by one:
- Have I covered all the key information required by the task?
- Have I written only information which is relevant to the task?
- Have I developed the basic points in the task with my own ideas?
- Have I included references or examples where necessary to support any ideas or information?
- Have I achieved the main purpose(s) of the text (for example, explaining, persuading, suggesting, apologising, comparing, etc.)?
- Have I used a suitable mix of fact and opinion according to the requirements of the task and my communicative purpose(s)?
- Have I used a suitable style and register for the task and genre?
- Have I followed writing conventions which are particularly relevant to the task and genre?
- Have I organised my ideas clearly and coherently, using the most appropriate and effective structure for the task?
- Have I used other organisational features appropriately for the genre (for example, titles, headings, openings, closings, etc.)?
- Is the connection between my ideas clear and easy for the reader to follow? (For example, have I used appropriate linking words and other cohesive devices?)
- Are the ideas balanced appropriately, with suitable attention and space given to each one?
- Have I used a wide range of vocabulary, appropriate to the topic and genre?
- Have I avoided repeating the same words and phrases?
- Have I used a range of simple and more complex grammatical structures appropriately?
- Have I correctly used any common phrases which are relevant to the specific task or topic?
- Is my use of grammar accurate?
- Is my spelling accurate?
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C2 proficient (cpe) formal letter: tips.
- Always proofread your letter after writing it, check for sentence structure, grammar, spelling mistakes…
- Proofread your letter again (and again) after you have revised it.
- Keep the recipient in mind, and write in a way that he/she can easily understand the letter.
- Be respectful when you write, even if you are writing a letter of complaint.
C2 Proficient (CPE) Formal Letter: Useful Phrases & Expressions
We will finish it with some useful vocabulary mostly used to organize information. Although it is taking a shortcut, if you learn several expressions for each paragraph in each type of text that could be on your exam, you will certainly be able to create a very consistent and well-organized text.
We are writing to inform you that …/ to confirm ../ to request …/ to enquire about … I recently read/heard about ….. and would like to know…. I am writing to offer suggestions I am writing to receive further information about I am writing to enquire about
Referring to the previous contact
Thank you for your letter of March 15. I am writing in response to…./ In reply to your request….. Thank you for your letter regarding … With reference to our conversation yesterday…
Making a request
We would appreciate it if you would … I would be grateful if you could … Could you please send me … In addition, I would like to receive ../ It would be helpful if you could send us … I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter. Please let me know what action you propose to take. Could you …? Could you tell me something about …? I would particularly like to know … I would be interested in having more details about …
Would you like me to …? I would be happy to …/ I am quite willing to … I would be pleased to …
Giving good news
I am pleased to announce that … I am delighted to inform you that .. You will be pleased to learn that …
Giving bad news
I regret to inform you that …/ I’m afraid it would not be possible to … Unfortunately, iIam unable to/ After careful consideration I have decided (not) to
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with … I am writing to complain about …
I therefore suggest that I be given a full refund I would be grateful if my money was refunded I would be grateful if you could give me a full refund
My first suggestion is First of all I suggest/ I would like to suggest Another possibility is/ A further possibility is I further suggest/ I would further suggest/ Secondly
I look forward to receiving your reply. / I look forward to your reply. I look to hearing from you. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to ask If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask I will willingly provide further information on request I am at your disposal should you require further information/ need assistance Please do not hesitate to ask should you require further information
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Writing the Cover Letter
What are the objectives of a cover letter.
A good cover letter puts your résumé in context and persuades the prospective employer that you are a good match for the position in question. If your cover letter does its job, the prospective employer will begin to consider your candidacy and go on to review your résumé in detail.
Your cover letter also serves as a sample of your organizational and communication skills. For this reason, it's essential to spend time writing and organizing the content, and to proofread it carefully. The time and care that you devote to constructing and writing your cover letter and résumé will demonstrate to the prospective employer that you're capable of producing high quality work.
Finally, your cover letter expresses your interest in the particular position or particular organization. Cover letters should be individually tailored for each job prospect. Your letter should convey to each prospective employer that you have an understanding of the job, and that you've done some thinking about how you could fit in to the organization and contribute to its goals.
How should I approach the writing task?
Your cover letter is your opportunity to market those aspects of your skills, abilities, education, training, background, and experience which are most relevant to the position you're seeking. This means that you will need to begin by doing some thinking about your skills and background and how these relate to the position for which you're applying. (For more information about skills, visit the Humanities Academic Services Center website .) Your cover letter should reflect your individuality, but remember that you are "introducing yourself" for the first time to a stranger: it's best to err on the side of professionalism.
Read the job announcement carefully. What are the most important qualifications being sought? How can you best demonstrate that you have them? Try to put yourself in the prospective employer's position: What would you want to know about a candidate for this particular job? What information would be most important to you? Include only the most relevant attributes and experiences you possess which specifically match the job for which you're applying.
Research the company or organization: What does the employing organization do? What are its goals? What is its history? How does it fit in to its industry? What characterizes the organization's culture (e.g., is it casual, conservative, highly structured, diverse, traditional, modern, fast-paced, etc.)? Some information, such as the organization's mission, purpose, clients, partners, and a sense of its "style" can be found on its website (if it has one). There are also industry and employer directories available on the web, in the libraries, and at UW Career Center in 134 Mary Gates Hall. Local and national newspapers, industry-related publications and journals, and the Washington Occupational Information System are also good resources.
Address the letter to a specific individual. As with all writing, it's important to identify your audience. Taking the time to find out the hiring party's name and correct title is another way to demonstrate your interest in the position.
How should I format my cover letter?
Your cover letter should be three to four paragraphs in length and limited to one page. Like an essay, its content can usually be divided up into three parts:
The introduction states the position you're seeking, explains how you learned about the position, and indicates your interest. It often also contains a brief statement of your qualifications (education, experience, and skills).
The body highlights the most important qualities you can offer to this particular employer , related to the position that you're seeking. Because you will be attaching your résumé, this is not the place to go into great detail. What you are attempting to do is to get the employer's attention and interest him/her in your candidacy. This is also the place to present other relevant information about your characteristics or background that may not be evident from your résumé. You might provide the employer with some specific examples of how you've demonstrated particular key skills or how you fulfill the most important qualifications listed in the job announcement.
The conclusion should summarize your qualifications and your interest in the position. Be sure to close your letter with a request for action or an indication that you'll be following up. This might include a request for an interview, a statement of your intent to call the employer on a specific date, or the dates you'll be in town for an interview. Finally, always thank the employer for considering your application.
Sample Cover Letters
April 22, 2013
Ms Stephanie Everly Managing Editor Dickinson Press 12 Main Street Amherst, MA 11001
Re: Editorial assistant position
Dear Ms Everly:
I am writing to express my keen interest in the editorial assistant position you advertised with the University of Washington's Career Center. I will be receiving my bachelor of arts degree in English in June 2012, and I am eager to join a small publishing house where I can use my skills in writing, editing, proofreading, research, and critical anaylsis. Based on my knowledge of Dickinson Press publications and objectives, I believe that my educational background and abilities would be an excellent match for the editorial position.
Through my academic work in English language, literature, and writing, I am prepared to make meaningful contributions to editorial discussions and to function as a member of your editorial team. In addition to my university training, I have held editorial positions with Bricolage , the University of Washington's undergraduate literary journal, and with Steubing Press, a small publishing house specializing in non fiction and regional publications in the Pacific Northwest. These intern positions have provided me with experience in editing, proofreading, fact checking, production scheduling, working with off-site vendors, sales, marketing, and customer service. My positions with a small publication and a small press have taught me to manage my time effectively, adapt readily to new responsibilities, work as a team member, and function well under pressure. The writing skills I developed through my background as an English major have been further refined in both of these positions, where I learned to write concise, persuasive prose for press releases, catalog statements, and website content. Both positions afforded me an in-depth understanding of the important and varied behind-the-scenes work involved in book publishing.
I hope you'll agree that the combination of my academic training and my internship work in publishing has provided me with excellent preparation for the demands of a literary editorial position with Dickinson Press. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity in greater detail.
Mary L. Martin
Keeshia Rodell Marketing Director Echomedia Marketing Group 123 Avery Place Seattle, WA 98111
Dear Ms Rodell:
John Bingham of Hemming Communications tells me that you are seeking a marketing assistant at the Echomedia Marketing Group, and he suggested that I send you my résumé. I am particularly interested in the public relations work that Echomedia has done in the non profit sector, and I hope you'll agree that my academic background in English along with my promotions internship with the Experience Music Project make me a good candidate for this position.
In June, I will be receiving my BA in English and Communications. My background includes relevant course work in mass media communications, concepts of new media, media structure, and cross-cultural communications. I have also developed strong writing, persuasive, and critical analysis skills through my major in English.
In the course of my internship in promotions, I gained practical skills in managing media campaigns, doing press work, and planning promotional events. One of my tasks with the EMP was to prepare promotional materials for upcoming museum events and to distribute these materials to the local media. Because there was often very little lead time, I learned to obtain information quickly and assimilate it into a persuasive set of ad materials in short order. At the end of the internship, I was commended by my supervisor, Marion King, for producing high quality work on a strict timeline. I am diligent, creative, and flexible, and I work well as a member of a marketing team.
I look forward to speaking with you about the suitability of my English and marketing background for this position with Echomedia. I will telephone you within a week in the hope that we can set up a meeting soon. Thank you for considering my application.
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How To Get a Proof of English Proficiency to Study in the USA?
Proof of English proficiency is one of the admissions requirements at U.S. colleges and universities. Classes are delivered in English, your textbooks and course materials are written in English, and professors expect you to write your papers and communicate with classmates in English. It sounds simple enough, but what is English proficiency?
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about English proficiency and how you show proof of English proficiency when applying to colleges in America.
What is English Proficiency?
When you are proficient in English, you can communicate and understand ideas without confusion or needing to quietly translate concepts in your head. This ability is proof of English language competency, but it isn’t mastery. Most people are surprised to learn that there is a significant difference between proficiency and fluency.
When you are fluent you can speak (or read) with few interruptions and hesitations. There will be times when you have to stop and search for the appropriate words in English, but you are still able to carry on a conversation with few grammatical or syntax errors.
Proficiency in a language takes you to the next level. It suggests you have mastered the language and its concepts of logic, grammar, and sentence structures.
The 5 Levels of English Language Proficiency
Learning a new language is hard work and at times it can be frustrating. Students working towards proof of English proficiency move through 5 different levels as they learn and their skills improve.
1) Preproduction (No proficiency)
Students at this stage are complete beginners who understand almost no English. They will rely on nodding or one-word answers when asked a question. It’s helpful if language instructors use tools like photos, graphics, and simple flashcards to draw out responses and to help their students feel more comfortable. The preproduction stage lasts around 6 months.
2) Beginning Production (Beginner)
At this point on the journey towards proof of English language competency, students will speak with hesitation and will use very simple phrases. Sentences are usually in the present tense, and students will tend to repeat common phrases that they have heard. This stage can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
3) Speech Emergence (Limited Working Proficiency)
Basic comprehension happens at this stage and students are able to get by in understanding and in making themselves understood. However, the more complex sayings, symbolism, and even humor will still be challenging for them. Students will begin to feel more confident with their language skills and will answer questions in complete sentences. Listeners will notice that the use of grammar and syntax is still bumpy. Speech emergence begins about one year after English language studies begin and last for approximately two years.
4) Intermediate Fluency (Working Proficiency)
At this level, comprehension has advanced to the point where students are speaking and writing, with occasional errors. In the workplace, a student who is at this level will be able to verbalize meaningful insight during meetings. Students with working proficiency in the English language are also confident enough to ask for specific clarifications instead of saying, “I don’t understand.” Intermediate fluency comes about after three years of study and will last for around two years.
5) Advanced Fluency
Students at this stage will use English like native speakers and their accents have faded or disappeared. They have no problem with the subtleties, jokes, and innuendos that tripped them up at the previous levels. Many students will find that they pick up regional dialects and accents. Advanced fluency typically happens after 7 years of study.
The last step is the transition from advanced fluency to proficiency. This is where students applying to U.S. colleges and universities must be.
How to Test Your English Proficiency?
One of the most well-known English language certificates is the TOEFL (Test of English As A Foreign Language). It is most often taken online , but TOEFL paper exams are also delivered in places across the globe where internet connections are sparse or non-existent.
During the 3 hour TOEFL exam , students will be tested in 4 areas – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. There is a maximum of 30 points for each section, for a total of 120 points. Most colleges will require a score between 70 and 90, and the TOEFL certificate is valid for two years. The cost for taking the TOEFL is $205.
Another recognized language certificate is administered by the International English Language Testing System, more commonly known a s IELTS . The IELTS academic version has four parts – listening, academic reading, academic writing, and speaking.
The testing lasts just under 3 hours and is delivered online and in paper format. IELTS scoring ranges from 0 to 9, and most colleges require at least a 5.5 to 6.5. The cost for the test is $210 to $340, depending on your region.
There are often many barriers to college admission but there are schools that have worked to remove some of the traditional obstacles. For example, the University of the People is one such institution. Our college offers fully online, tuition-free , accredited degree programs across several disciplines. Prospective students will need a high-school diploma or equivalent and proof of English proficiency .
How Do You Produce a Proof of English Proficiency?
If English isn’t your first language and you are pursuing higher education, you can expect to be asked for proof of English proficiency. There are several means to provide proof of English language competency, but each college or university is different. Some acceptable proofs are:
The language certificate proves that you have taken and passed a comprehensive English exam that has tested your proficiency. Merely passing the test may not be enough, so make sure you understand the acceptable scores that each college requires.
Confirmation of Registration
This confirms that you are registered for the exam that will give you the language certificate. A college will rarely accept this as proof of English language competency, but you may be given conditional acceptance.
Proof of Participation
It is also rare that a college will accept this as proof of English proficiency because participation in language classes does not necessarily mean mastery.
Proof of Completed University Studies in Language
Some colleges will consider English language studies from other schools as proof of proficiency. It will depend on where you studied.
Proof of Taking a Certain Number of Language Classes
While this can be an impressive boost to your college application, it doesn’t prove proficiency and a college will rarely accept this as singular proof.
The Bottom Line
There are many benefits of earning proficiency in English , including gaining access to higher education, social advantages, and expanded job opportunities, to name a few.
While it takes hard work to master a new language and arrive at the point where you can provide proof of English proficiency, it’s surely doable. It’s vital to have a plan and understand the scores that each college requires for admission. Admissions counselors are always happy to answer questions, so don’t be afraid to reach out and start your college journey !
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UCI is ranked the #1 best college in the nation according to Money magazine.
Graduate students from around the globe are coming to UC Irvine to discover new gateways to academic excellence.
Funding packages for doctoral and MFA students may include various combinations of types of funding.
Some UC Irvine programs may have admissions criteria, deadlines or requirements that differ from the general university requirements. You should always contact your desired program to ensure that you meet specific admission criteria and deadlines established by the program, and to find its specific admissions requirements.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized academic institution with degree standards equivalent to those of the University of California
GRE Test Scores
Provide official Standardized test scores (GRE) when applicable. The GRE test is required for most programs. Check the requirements of the specific program you're applying to below.
Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
How To Apply
These are required components of an application; please see below and follow the links for specific information. You must complete and submit your Application for Admission online. The following items are required to complete your application:
The Degree Programs page provides information on specific graduate programs, including areas of study, degrees offered, program contact information, and application deadlines. Please note that you cannot apply to different degree levels (Master's and PhD) for the same program.
Your application cannot be reviewed until UCI has received your non-refundable application fee ($135 for U.S. Citizens and lawful U.S. Permanent Residents, and $155 for all other applicants).
Other Potential Requirements
GRE The GRE test scores are required for some programs . Please check with your program to verify if the GRE test is required. We will accept the GRE General Test at home test version. To send an official GRE test score to UCI, please select institution code 4859. Click here to see list in expanded view.
English Language Proficiency Requirements for Admission
TOEFL or IELTS
All graduate applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency for admissions consideration. Applicants are waived from the English Language Proficiency requirement if they have earned an undergraduate or master’s degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction according to the World Higher Education Database (WHED) . Please see WHED’s instructions on how to search for your institution. If English is not the sole language of instruction listed or if no language is listed at all, the waiver does not apply and the applicant is required to take and pass an approved English proficiency test. Approved tests and minimum scores are outlined in the next section.
Please note: Test results that are two years old or older are not acceptable.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a student will be supported as a Teaching Assistant (TA) by their program, please read the English proficiency requirement policy for Teaching Assistantships . Some programs require students who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction according to WHED to demonstrate English language proficiency to serve as a TA when they apply to the program. Please check with the program(s) to which you intend to apply for individual requirements.
The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
- Please select institution code 4859 to have your official score sent to UCI. No department code is needed.
- We only accept scores submitted electronically by ETS.
- Test results that are two years old or older are not acceptable .
- We do not accept MyBest scores; you must submit all individual test scores.
- Results of institutional (non-ETS) administrations of the TOEFL are not acceptable .
- We will accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test. The same minimum score applies.
- We do NOT accept the TOEFL ITP Plus test for China or the TOEFL Essentials test.
- For more information, please visit their website at www.ets.org/toefl
TOEFL Score Requirements for Admission Consideration:
- An overall minimum score of 80
As an alternative to the TOEFL, you may submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- We only accept scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted.
- We will accept the IELTS Online and IELTS Indicator test. The same minimum score applies.
- An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.
- For more information, please visit their website at www.ielts.org
IELTS Score Requirements for Admission Consideration:
- An overall minimum score of 7 for admission, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
If the head of a unit or appropriate delegate finds sufficient grounds to believe that any graduate student appointed as a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate does not have spoken English proficiency adequate for undergraduate instruction, they must require the student to undertake a remediation process, in consultation with the Program in Global Languages & Communication and approved by the student’s academic unit, prior to additional appointment as a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate. Such a determination should be made on the grounds of inadequate proficiency alone (as indicated in student evaluations, faculty observations, or the like). This remediation process will be required regardless of how the student was initially certified for oral English proficiency (that is, regardless of earning an undergraduate degree at an institution where English was the sole language of instruction or by achieving a passing score on one of the tests noted above).
Process for consulting with the Program in Global Languages and Communication regarding a remediation process for a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate: The graduate program requesting consultation regarding a remediation process for a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate who is believed to not have spoken English proficiency adequate for undergraduate instruction should email [email protected] with the following information: (1) the student’s information (name, UCI ID number, email address), and (2) the contact information (email) of the delegate from the hiring department who is requesting the consultation and/or overseeing the remediation process for the student. The staff in the Program in Global Languages and Communication will then contact the student to set up an appointment during which the student will meet with an Academic Coordinator in the GLC Program who will review, discuss, and/or assess the student’s oral English proficiency. After meeting with the student, the GLC Program will provide a recommendation for a remediation plan to the delegate from the hiring department and the student’s home department/program.
You are required to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. The letters should be submitted by instructors in a discipline related to your proposed field of study who are in a position to analyze your abilities and academic promise.
Access to Letters of Recommendation
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 gives students (persons admitted and enrolled), the right to inspect letters of recommendation written in support of applications for admission. The law also permits students to waive that right if they choose, although such a waiver must be voluntary and cannot be a condition of admission, award, or employment.
Waiving your right of access to the letters of recommendation is optional. However, the Admissions Committee cannot use letters of recommendation intended by the recommender to be confidential unless the applicant waives access by signing the Waiver of Access statement. The process for “waiving access” or “declining to waive access” is described below.
For the Applicant
Complete the Letter of Recommendation section on the online application. This will allow you to enter in your recommenders’ names and e-mail addresses. An automated e-mail invitation will be sent to each of your recommenders. It is strongly recommended that you waive or decline to waive your rights of access to your letters of recommendation. After you have completed and submitted your application, you may continue to manage and monitor the status of their submission by logging into your online application and viewing the status page.
Please note that you can submit the application prior to all your letters of recommendations are received, but check with your program to verify the deadline of when all the letters need to be received.
The application will accept Interfolio. If you need any support or have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact them directly at https://www.interfolio.com/contact/ .
We do not accept paper recommendation letters. Your recommenders must submit the letters via the recommendation form that is sent to them via email.
For the Recommender
Your student will provide your contact information on their application which will generate an automated e-mail inviting you to log in and complete a recommendation form. Please follow the steps on the form and submit your recommendation for their application. The form will support document uploads or you may copy and paste the text of your letter. We do not accept paper recommendation letters.
For application review purposes only, scan and upload copies of transcripts for all institutions attended since high school. In the online application, you will be prompted to upload your scanned documents. Please upload both the front and back sides of the transcript. Uploaded transcripts should be recent and include the following: your name, dates of attendance, grades/marks received, credits and grading legend. UCI reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admission process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found. Official transcripts will be requested if and when you are admitted and decide to attend UCI. Do not send official transcripts until this time, unless you are requested to do so.
Some programs require submission of additional materials; please contact your program of interest to determine if any additional materials are required.
Application deadlines differ by program, so please determine the deadline for your program by visiting your program of interest in the Degree Programs section of the website. You must supply a valid e-mail address that you will maintain at least 8 months after you apply. If you are admitted, you will be notified via this e-mail address.
Applicants are expected to complete their UC application completely and accurately, and the truthfulness of that information is at the core of all admissions decisions. Falsified application information may include but is not limited to: making inaccurate statements on the application, withholding information requested on the application, giving false information, or submitting fraudulent or falsified documents in support of an admissions application.
Proper submission of official materials is also of utmost importance. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the letter writer; an applicant must not submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the letter writer. In cases where an applicant has submitted incomplete or inaccurate information on their UCI application, or fraudulently submitted official application materials on behalf of another individual or institution, the matter will be reviewed as a case of falsification and will result in the cancellation of the application or the withdrawal of an admission offer.
Please note that once submitted, your application materials will not, under any circumstances, be returned to you or forwarded to another entity on your behalf.
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We’ve compiled a list of requirements for completing your graduate application to UC Berkeley. Please read through these carefully. It’s also important to check with the program or department to which you’re applying, as they may have additional requirements specific to their program of study and degree.
The minimum graduate admissions requirements are:
- A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
- A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and
- Enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
Satisfying minimal standards, however, does not guarantee your admission, since the number of qualified applicants far exceeds the number of places available. As a result, many well-qualified applicants cannot be accommodated.
Many departments and groups have additional requirements, including the GRE, TOEFL score minimums, and GPA minimums. Please check the information provided by the department for additional requirements.
You must hold or expect to hold prior to the beginning of classes a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school accredited by one of the AACRAO regional accrediting agencies*.
* Regionally accredited college or university means an institution of higher education accredited by one of the following regional accreditation associations in the United States:
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- The Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- WASC Senior College and University Commission
Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Request a current transcript from every post-secondary school that you have attended, including community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs.
Official transcripts showing your bachelors degree conferral will be required if admitted and decide to attend . Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) you have attended or sent from a secure electronic system to our email.
If you have attended UC Berkeley, upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts with evidence of degree conferral will not be required if admitted.
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Equivalency is determined by International Evaluators in the Graduate Admissions Office.
Required Records: Upload unofficial transcripts with the application for the departmental initial review. Official transcripts or academic records for all university-level studies you have completed, at U.S. institutions and abroad, will be required if admitted and decide to attend . If your academic records do not include official evidence of the award of your degree, you must also submit additional documents that verify the degree conferral. For information about the documents required for an initial review of your application, contact the department or program to which you are applying.
Academic records should be issued in the original language and accompanied by English translations if required (usually prepared by your university or Ministry of Education, unless the institution issues original documents in English). In general, records or transcripts must be issued by the school and include the school’s stamp or embossed seal and the signature of the authorizing official. For more detailed information on acceptable documents, please contact your prospective department or Graduate Admissions.
English translations are required for all languages except Spanish; degree names and grades should be transliterated, not converted into English words or the U.S. grades of A-F. If your home institution does not issue documents in English, you may submit translations prepared by certified translators from the American Translators Association .
Evidence of English Language Proficiency
All applicants who have completed a basic degree in a country/region in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This requirement applies to institutions from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asian countries, most European countries, and countries in Africa in which English is not the official language.
If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.
To qualify for a TOEFL exemption you must fulfill one of the following options:
- Have a basic degree from a recognized institution in a country where the official language is English.
- Have completed a basic or advanced degree at an institution, in the United States or a United States institution abroad, where the language of instruction is English and the institution is accredited by one of the United States’ regional accrediting agencies.
- Have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a regionally accredited institution within the United States.*
- The following courses do not qualify for an exemption: courses in English as a Second Language, courses conducted in a language other than English, courses that will be completed after applicants submit their application, or courses of a nonacademic nature.
The TOEFL or IELTS must be submitted by applicants who do not meet the exemption criteria above.
There are two standardized tests you may take: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website , or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100. Copies of the TOEFL Bulletin are also available at U.S. educational commissions and foundations, binational centers, and private organizations such as the Institute of International Education (IIE).
We will only accept TOEFL tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and sent to us directly by the TOEFL office. We do not accept the TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China or Duolingo. For Fall 2023, tests taken before June 1, 2021 will not be accepted even if your score was reported to UC Berkeley. The institution code for UC Berkeley is 4833 for Graduate Organizations. We do not accept MyBest Scores.
For purposes of admission, your most recent score must be at least 90 for the Internet-based test (IBT) , and 570 for the paper-based format (PBT). Please contact individual academic departments for more information, as they may choose to require a higher score.
The IBT emphasizes integrated skills so its format and scoring are different from the PBT version of the TOEFL. Please plan to take the TOEFL as soon as possible, regardless of the test’s format, to avoid delays in the review of your application.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
You can also submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
All IELTS scores must be sent electronically from the testing center, no institution code is required. Our address for identification purposes is: University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Division, Sproul Hall Rm 318, MC 5900, Berkeley, CA 94720. Please do not mail any score reports to us.
For Fall 2023, tests taken before June 1, 2021 will not be accepted. Your most recent overall Band score must be at least 7 on a 9-point scale.
To register for the IELTS, consult the IELTS website to locate the office of the test center where you plan to take the test.
Oral English Proficiency Requirement for Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Appointments
Once admitted, graduate students who do not speak English as a native language must satisfy the oral English proficiency requirement before they can be appointed to teach. Please note that the oral English proficiency level required for GSI positions is higher than for admissions. Consult the Language Proficiency Program for information regarding this requirement.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Some departments, schools, and groups require applicants to take a standardized test such as the GRE General Test, a GRE Subject Test, the GMAT or MCAT. Consult the department to which you are applying for the department’s requirements. To send an official score to UC Berkeley, list the institution code assigned by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for UC Berkeley, 4833 . No department code is needed unless specified by the specific program. ETS will not report test scores older than 5 years.
Dates and information may be obtained by contacting the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at the address below, by calling 1-800-GRE-CALL, or by consulting the GRE website .
Applications for the GRE can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, (609) 771-7670, or the GRE website .
Domestic candidates from families with extremely low incomes may qualify for a waiver of GRE test fees. Consult your undergraduate financial aid office to determine whether your institution participates in the GRE Fee Waiver Program and whether you qualify. Fee waivers are not available directly from the Educational Testing Service or from the Graduate Division.
Letters of Recommendation
At least three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants should check with their prospective department for questions regarding letters of recommendation. Be sure to inform your recommenders of the departments’ deadline.
Your recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of your intellectual ability, your aptitude in research or professional skills, your character, and the quality of your previous work and potential for future productive scholarship.
Applicants may waive the right to inspect their letters of recommendation on a voluntary basis. This option can be selected when you fill out the recommendation invite for your recommender.
The Graduate Division may verify the authenticity of academic letters of recommendation with the school or recommender.
You must submit an application fee when you apply. The application fee is not refundable. If you are a U.S. citizen or current permanent resident, the application fee is $135; for all others, the fee is $155.
Fee Waiver: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who can demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for a waiver of the application fee. See guidelines for waivers.
Fee Exemption: Some programs do not require the application fee payment. See Guidelines for Fee Exemption
Course Work Only Status
If you want to undertake graduate study without working toward a higher degree, you may apply for course work only status. You must, however, meet the same admission requirements as degree candidates, have a definite scholarly or professional purpose in applying, and be admitted to a regularly established major field of study. There is no limited or unclassified status available to graduate students. Course work only students do not qualify for fellowship consideration or for academic appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor and can be accommodated only if a department is willing to include them in its enrollment target. Not all departments accept course work only students. Please check with your academic department before starting an application. There is a maximum of two semesters of study. Admission to course work only status precludes all future admission to any degree program at UC Berkeley.
Duplication of Doctoral Degree
Students who already hold a doctoral level degree cannot be admitted to another doctoral degree. However, in extraordinary circumstances, the faculty of the department may request an exception from the Dean of the Graduate Division. The department must demonstrate that the second degree field of study and program are distinctly different from that of the original degree, and that there is a professional or scholarly purpose that requires this second degree.
University Extension, Concurrent Enrollment
Concurrent courses are those taken through University Extension under the instruction of a regular member of the UC Berkeley faculty. Concurrent enrollment cannot replace normal registration by UC Berkeley graduate students, nor can it be used to accumulate credit toward a degree from UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley Division regulation A208 allows UC Berkeley Extension courses carrying the “XB” designation on University Extension transcripts to be accepted for unit, requirement and grade-point credit on the UC Berkeley campus under specific conditions (see the Academic Senate website ). Exceptions will be considered only upon the recommendation of a Graduate Adviser to the Dean of the Graduate Division and only when it is evident that a student was in graduate standing at an institution other than UC Berkeley when he or she undertook the course work.
Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions
You cannot transfer credit from other institutions if you are seeking a Ph.D. degree. A master’s student may transfer up to 4 semester units or 6 quarter units of course work completed as a graduate student at another institution if (a) the work was taken in graduate status at an accredited institution, (b) it did not form part of a program for a degree previously awarded at UC Berkeley or elsewhere, and (c) the grade received was at least a “B” and the student’s overall GPA at both institutions was at least 3.3. Acceptance is subject to the approval of the Graduate Division upon recommendation of the department concerned. Transfer of credit will not reduce your academic residence requirements or the required minimum of 200-series courses in the major field.
To apply for admission to the Summer Sessions, visit the Summer Sessions website . Registration and fee payment may be completed online. Course work completed in a Summer Session immediately preceding the initial Fall enrollment may apply toward a graduate program.
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Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare for applying to CEU's master's and doctoral programs, as well as the link to the CEU Online Application Form:
1. Academic Writing Submission(s)
All programs at CEU require one or more pieces of academic writing for the application, such as a statement of purpose, research proposal, academic essay on a given subject, writing sample, etc. Each academic program has its own writing requirement(s) . (On how to put together a competitive application, how to improve your statement of purpose or write a compelling research proposal, you may want to check the Useful Tips section for advice.)
2. Letters of Recommendation
You must have two (or, for some doctoral programs, three) confidential letters of recommendation submitted as part of your application, assessing your ability to conduct graduate-level work, and potential for a successful academic or professional career. The letters must be written in English by your faculty members or job supervisors (i.e. people most familiar with your academic and/or professional abilities and character), and sent via the online application system by the recommenders themselves. (You must not know the contents of the letters and therefore cannot submit them.) Also, please note that a complete set of recommendations must be received for every application that you have submitted.
In order to enable your recommenders to send in their letters, you need to register them in the relevant section of the online application form, submit your application and - for your first application - pay the application fee; they won’t receive an email with a link to a recommendation form until after you have submitted your application and your application fee is delivered by Flywire (see point 7 below.) All recommendations must be received within one week of the time the application is received. Late references may or may not be considered.
You can track the status of your references on the applicant portal. If you have any questions about the letters of recommendation, please go here .
3. Academic Records
Your application must include a scanned image of
- your complete official bachelor’s transcript and your bachelor's diploma in English if you are applying to a master’s program;
- your complete official bachelor’s and master’s transcript s and your bachelor's and master’s diploma s in English if you are applying to a doctoral program.
- The transcript and the diploma should be issued in English by your university/college or translated by the issuing institution or a registered translator. In either case, it must bear the stamp and signature of an official of the institution or the translator.
- Candidates in the process of completing a degree program must upload an official interim transcript and, in place of the diploma, a certificate of enrollment confirming their student status. The certificate of enrollment should include the expected date of graduation if possible.
- Candidates having completed their degree program and having yet to receive their diploma must upload a certificate of graduation.
- Candidates who have taken courses at more than one institution as part of their degree program need to submit an official transcript from each school, unless the transfer credits are listed in detail (course names, credits, grades) on their final transcript.
- Candidates applying for a one-year master's program at CEU that have earned a three-year undergraduate degree and have completed or are, at the time of application, completing a master's program at another university must submit their master's transcript (and diploma, if already available) in addition to their bachelor's transcript and diploma.
- The official "Diploma Supplement" issued by European institutions is acceptable as a transcript; it is, however, not valid without an official copy (and translation if applicable) of the diploma.
If you have any questions about academic records, please go here .
4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Please upload an updated CV or resume, including a publication list if available. CEU accepts all commonly used CV/resume formats.
5. Proof of English Proficiency
You must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or other tests listed below.
Candidates whose first language is English are normally exempt from this requirement. Other candidates may also be exempted if they fall into either of the two categories below:
- current or former CEU students applying to CEU's master's or doctoral programs;
- candidates who have earned a bachelor's or a master's degree taught exclusively in English. Please note: CEU reserves the right to request proof that the program was taught entirely in English if it is not evident from the academic records provided.
To request exemption from the English language proficiency requirement, answer the questions on English Language Qualifications accordingly in the Qualifications section of the online application form and, unless your institution is located in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA or the language of instruction is clearly stated in your academic records, provide (as an “Other Supporting Document”) an official letter from your university or college, confirming that your bachelor’s or master’s program was taught entirely in English.
If you are submitting a test score of one of the English language exams listed below, please upload a scan/screenshot of your paper/online score report to the relevant section of your online application. (CEU's institution code with ETS is 0069 - please use this code when taking a TOEFL test.)
Language test types & minimum test scores required by Master's programs*:
*The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) has different language requirements which are listed on the program website .
Language test types & minimum test scores required by doctoral programs:
If you have any questions about our English proficiency requirements, please visit here .
6. Standard Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
Some programs at the Department of Economics and Business require GRE or GMAT scores as an entry condition. For details, please consult the webpages of relevant programs.
7. Completed CEU Application Form
- All application materials must be submitted with the online application form(s). Materials sent by postal mail, electronic mail or fax are not considered.
- You may apply to up to 5 programs (master's and/or doctoral) offered by any academic unit at CEU. To apply for multiple programs, you must submit a complete application (including refererences) for each program. Some programs have different application deadlines; please always refer to the program websites for detailed guidelines.
- CEU charges a one-time application fee of EUR 30 for each candidate irrespective of the number of programs applied to in the given admissions cycle. The application fee is non-refundable and cannot be waived. The fee must be paid via the online application form after the first application is submitted in the given admission cycle. Once you hit "submit" on your application, the page will redirect you to the payment portal where you can pay the application fee. NOTE : Fee payments to CEU are processed by Flywire . For your (first) application to be processed, we must receive your application fee payment. Because Flywire takes several days to process and deliver payments, we recommend that you submit your first application with your fee payment at least one week before the deadline to avoid any issues. (Please see our FAQ's here .)
- Applications cannot be edited after submission with the exception of certain data (contact information) that can be updated via the Applicant Portal . Please submit your application only when it is 100% final and complete. (Please see the related FAQ's here .)
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Jeri Fields: Serving people with limited English proficiency
Published 12:00 am Friday, June 9, 2023
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We strive to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone. That includes improving access for underserved communities. We aim to reduce language barriers and increase access to Social Security programs, services, and benefits. If you’re assisting a client with limited English proficiency (LEP), know that we have the resources available to help them in their preferred language.
What resources are available?
We encourage you to learn about the resources that are available to serve LEP communities. We provide benefit information online in Spanish – including Retirement, Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at SeguroSocial.gov.
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If your clients need information about our programs, we offer publications in languages other than English. Please check out our non-English publications and other resources available in more than 12 languages at www.ssa.gov/multilanguage. These include:
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Our Language Access Plan showcases our commitment to increase access to benefits and services for people who prefer a language other than English. For more information, we encourage your clients to review the updated plan at www.ssa.gov/pubs/LAP2022-23.pdf.
Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. We want to ensure an inclusive environment for everyone we serve.
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Adequate command of spoken and written English is essential to success in graduate study at Harvard. Applicants who are non-native English speakers can demonstrate English proficiency in one of three ways: Receiving an undergraduate degree from an academic institution where English is the primary language of instruction.*
Date (MM/DD/YY) RE: Certification of English Language Proficiency for [Scholar Name: PRINT Last and First Name] verified that the above-mentioned scholar possesses sufficient proficiency in the English language to participate successfully in his/her program at MSRI and to function on a day-to-day basis in the U.S.
English proficiency for international freshman applicants. As an international student, you are required to submit an official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test (DET) score that meets the UW's minimum English proficiency requirement. English proficiency is considered in the holistic review of applications. Take a look at test score ...
So, an English Language Proficiency is a document or letter stating that your previous institution's medium of instruction was English, that you have a good command of that language, and that the courses are taught in English. Then you can submit this certificate without submitting any official English test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL.
Respected Sir/Madam I, Soumya Gupta, student of class XII-A, hereby request to grant my english proficiency certificate. I require the same for taking further admissions in universities. I will be grateful to you if the certificate is arranged at the earliest possible. Yours truly Soumya Gupta Have you read these?
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Letter of intent; Letters of recommendation ... Departmental application; English proficiency test (for foreign-educated students) 2. Search For Funding. Filing the FAFSA before the deadline will make it easier to calculate and deliver your financial aid awards. Filing is free and you could be eligible for federal loans, grants or scholarships.
An English proficiency letter contains a clear statement by the writer that certifies the individual in question possesses sufficient English skills. This statement uses language like "I certify that…" or "This letter confirms…" .
Step 1: Write a letter to CNO The first thing you need to do is to write a letter to CNO. The letter is like your formal request to waive the English proficiency requirement in your application. You need to be detailed in stating the reasons why you think you already meet the English proficiency requirements.
Demonstrated English proficiency; Interruption of Studies Statement if you have already graduated from secondary school at the time of application. The following item is only required from students who need a student visa (F or J): Bank letter showing at least U.S.$78,296 for first year of study and living expenses
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an official letter from your university confirming it cannot reissue your certificate or when it will be issued; Your letter must include: your name; your degree; the date the degree was or will ...
1. Salutation Dear Sir or Madam, Dear Mr Jenkins 2. The Introductory Paragraph The reason why you're writing this letter / the topic 3. The next paragraphs (the body) Organise all the essential information in a clear and logical way. Use linking structures to make your letter flow 4. Closing paragraph - sign off with: Yours faithfully
Your cover letter should be three to four paragraphs in length and limited to one page. Like an essay, its content can usually be divided up into three parts: The introduction states the position you're seeking, explains how you learned about the position, and indicates your interest. It often also contains a brief statement of your ...
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During the 3 hour TOEFL exam, students will be tested in 4 areas - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. There is a maximum of 30 points for each section, for a total of 120 points. Most colleges will require a score between 70 and 90, and the TOEFL certificate is valid for two years. The cost for taking the TOEFL is $205.
TOEFL or IELTS. All graduate applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency for admissions consideration. Applicants are waived from the English Language Proficiency requirement if they have earned an undergraduate or master's degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction according to the World Higher Education Database (WHED).
3. Place this information in an ideal location. If you know multiple languages, the best idea is to add a languages section to your resume to highlight the languages and your proficiency in each of them. In other words, languages are considered a core section of your resume, along with skills, education, etc. 4.
Here are the steps you can follow to find assess your language level: 1. Assess your proficiency levels. There are four common terms used to assess your proficiency levels: Basic: indicates you know simple words and phrases. You may not yet be able to keep up with conversations in the language.
use your PhD to qualify for tradeable points for the Skilled Worker route, and demonstrate your English proficiency for a UK visa application. Visas and Nationality service ... Medium of Instruction letter if you need to evidence your English language proficiency (this must be a separate document to your certificate or transcripts - see FAQs ...
Basic Requirements. We've compiled a list of requirements for completing your graduate application to UC Berkeley. Please read through these carefully. It's also important to check with the program or department to which you're applying, as they may have additional requirements specific to their program of study and degree.
The letters must be written in English by your faculty members or job supervisors (i.e. people most familiar with your academic and/or professional abilities and character), and sent via the online application system by the recommenders themselves. ... You must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test ...
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