Required English Proficiency: The language of instruction for most programs on the Michigan campus or other United States or Canadian sites is English. Students whose first language is not English and who apply for admission to a graduate program at any of these sites must give proof of proficiency in English before they can officially register for classes. Proficiency is demonstrated by meeting one of the following criteria:
- All education from at least the ninth grade through the twelfth grade (or equivalent) in a country where English is the spoken language and the medium of instruction.
- Four years in and graduation from an undergraduate program in a college or university in a country where English is the spoken language and medium of instruction.
- Completion of a graduate degree from a college or university in a country where English is the spoken language and medium of instruction.
- A score of 550 or higher on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a score of 213 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL or a score of 80 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL examination.
- A score of 80 or higher on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). If you are applying for a MA in Interdisciplinary Communication or an MA or MAT in English, the required TOEFL score is 600 with no section lower than 60 and a score of 5.5 of the TWE, or an average MELAB score of 93 with no section score lower than 90.
- Completion of the Andrews University English Language Institute course Advanced Level II (ENGL106) with a grade of B or above in all sections.