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English Language Proficiency

General Requirements

Missouri Western requires students to have proof of English language proficiency for regular admission consideration. Automatic, full-time admission will be granted to students who meet the criteria for ONE of the exams listed below.

 Exam Bachelor’s Master’s
TOEFL iBT 72 79
IELTS 5.5 6.0
Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) 44 53
Duolingo English Test (DET) 95 105
iTEP 3.7 3.9

SAT and ACT exam scores will also be considered for admission and scholarship purposes.
TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and ACT scores are valid for two years from the test date. Missouri Western accepts only valid test scores.
TOEFL and SAT code: 6625
| ACT code: 2344
Results may be sent to


Proof of English proficiency can be waived if you meet one of the following situations:

  1. You have completed or will complete 3 or more years of high school in one of the following countries:

    Applicants who are citizens and primarily educated in the following countries may be waived for the English language proficiency requirement:
    Antigua & Barbados
    British Virgin Islands
    Canada (except Quebec)
    Cayman Islands
    New Zealand
    Republic of Ireland
    St. Kitts & Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & Grenadines
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Turks & Caicos Islands
    United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
    United States & U.S. Territories

  2. You have completed or will complete 3 or more years of high school in a school whose primary language of instruction is English, as indicated by your official transcripts and high school profile
  3. You are in or have taken IB, A-level or AP curriculum and meet the follow requirements:
    • IB: score of 5 or above in the Diploma Program higher level or a minimum score of 6 in the standard level English language examinations
    • A-level: score of C or higher in English Language or English Language and Literature
    • AP: scored 3 or higher in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition
    • CLEP: score of 50 or above in College Composition
  4. You are a transfer student from a U.S. college/university and have completed an approved college English composition course with a final grade of C or better
  5. Other waivers are determined by the Global Center. Please send a written request to

Applicants to graduate programs can demonstrate their English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion of 24 credit hours of upper-level undergraduate coursework or 18 credit hours of graduate coursework at a United States college or university in which English is the primary language of instruction. Successful completion is defined as maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in full-time, continuous studies. Applicants must submit original transcripts of their coursework.


  • Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university outside of the United States in which English is the language of administration and instruction. English must be used for all administrative functions and for all areas of instruction (with the exception of foreign language courses) including course lectures, materials, discussions, readings, and writing assignments. Applicants must submit an original official document from the undergraduate or graduate institution certifying that all of the administrative functions and instruction are conducted in English. The document must be signed by an officer of the institution and carry an official seal.

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