English Language Proficiency Requirement
Admission to University Study
The minimum TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is 73 (iBT) with minimum scores of 17 in the Speaking and Writing sections.
The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission to all departments except the
Department of Communication is 80. UWSP’s Graduate Program in Communication
requires a minimum TOEFL score of 91 for admission.
UWSP's ETS/TOEFL Institution Code is 1919. Official score sheets (not
photocopies) are required for admission. Applicants should arrange for their
results to be sent directly to the UWSP ISSO.
The minimum IELTS score for undergraduate admission is 6.0 with no sub score below 5.5.
The minimum acceptable IELTS score for graduate admission to all departments
except the Department of Communication is 6.5. UWSP's Graduate Program in
Communication requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0
Official IELTS score sheets (not photocopies) are required for admission.
Applicants should arrange for the IELTS.org
to forward results directly to the UWSP ISSO.
The English Language Proficiency Requirement is waived for applicants who are
citizens of countries where English is the native language.
Conditional Admission to
Academically qualified students who do not have the required English
proficiency may enroll in the UWSP ESL Program and begin full-time undergraduate
studies when they successfully complete all of the ESL Program's advanced level
classes. Following this path, the undergraduate TOEFL requirement may be waived
on a case-by-case basis.
The Director of the ESL Program may permit advanced level ESL Program
students to enroll in some undergraduate classes before finishing their ESL
Program studies. Conditional admission is available to UWSP ESL Program students
The UWSP ESL Program offers college application workshops each session and
provides on-going advising about entry into the university academic programs. It
is important to submit UWSP application materials at least 6 weeks in advance of
the semester you plan to begin your academic study. You should NOT hold your
UWSP application until you have the required English proficiency score. You may
use your end-of-session ESL program scores to meet the language requirement for
final academic admission.
Questions about combining ESL Program and UWSP undergraduate study should be
directed to the ISSO Director.
PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission is not available to graduate program