All students whose first language is not English are asked to meet the English Proficiency requirement as part of the UNC Charlotte application. It is assigned regardless of your US immigration status.
- You are not required to demonstrate English proficiency if you apply for conditional admission to improve your English with English Language Training Institute prior to starting your bachelor’s degree classes.
- If you are a citizen of a country where English is an official language and at school English was your language of instruction , you are exempt from demonstrating English competency.
|Options for Meeting Requirements||Scores Required for Full Undergraduate Admission|
|TOEFL IBT (code: 5105)||70 or higher (minimum of 14 in each sub score)|
|TOEFL Paper Based (code: 5105)||523 or higher (minimum of 46 in each sub score)|
|IELTS||6.0 or higher (minimum of 5.0 in each sub score)|
|Duolingo English Test (DET)||100 or higher|
|PTE Academic||48 or higher (minimum of 35 in each sub score)|
|SAT||500 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing|
|ACT||19 on the Critical Reading section|
|English Language and Training Institute (ELTI)||Completion of Level 5|
|US high school diploma||Transcripts showing successful completion of two years|
|Earn 24 credit hours at a US university or community college||Grade of C or better in 6 hours of humanities or Grade of C or better in English Composition 1 & 2 (classes must be completed before applying).|
|Degree from an accredited U.S. College||Transcript showing a transferable associate’s or bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited US institution.|
*Test scores for English Proficiency are only valid for 2 years.