English Proficiency Test

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Singapore
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

What happens if you do not meet the qualifications

If you are a freshman or transfer student and you do not meet any one of the above qualifications, IU will use your test sub-scores to determine appropriate class placement(s) with the scales below.

SLST-T131 (Academic Writing for Multilingual Students: Research and Inquiry)

  • TOEFL iBT Writing: 23 or lower
  • IELTS Writing: 6.5 or lower
  • Duolingo English Test Literacy: 125 or lower
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Writing: 70 or lower

SLST-T154 (Active Academic Listening)

  • TOEFL iBT Listening: 21 or lower
  • IELTS Listening: 6.5 or lower
  • Duolingo English Test Comprehension: 125 or lower
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Listening: 60 or lower

SLST-T155 (Academic Speaking)

  • TOEFL iBT Speaking: 21 or lower
  • IELTS Speaking: 6.5 or lower
  • Duolingo English Test Production: 125 or lower
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Speaking: 60 or lower

Another option for demonstrating proficiency

If you are an undergraduate student and are required to enroll in one of the courses above, you will receive more details during your academic advising appointment. If, after discussing your options with your advisor, you would like another opportunity to demonstrate English language proficiency sufficient to exempt yourself from these classes, you may take the Indiana English Assessment Test (IAET) to do so.