Proof of English Proficiency

All students who do not meet one of the options below will be required to submit proof of English Proficiency as part of their UNC Charlotte application. This requirement will be assigned regardless of your US immigration status.

If you have any questions concerning whether you will be required to provide English Proficiency, please contact

Please note: Test scores for English Proficiency are only valid for 2 years. The minimum scores required for consideration do not guarantee admissions, but will be used in a holistic review of your application.

English Proficiency OptionsScores 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)
IELTS6.0 or higher (minimum of 5.0 in each sub score)
Duolingo English Test (DET)105 or higher
PTE Academic48 or higher (minimum of 35 in each sub score)
SAT500 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing
ACT19 on the Critical Reading section
English Language and Training Institute (ELTI)Completion of Level 5
US high school diplomaTranscripts showing successful completion of two years
Earn 24 credit hours at a US university or community collegeGrade 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. CollegeTranscript showing a transferable associate’s or bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited US institution.

*UNC Charlotte is a proud partner of ETS. If you plan to participate in the TOEFL test  to complete your English Proficiency Requirement please visit the TOEFL website to receive your discount.