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Fulfilling the English Proficiency Requirement

There are several ways to fulfill the Carroll University's English proficiency requirement:

All Applicants

Undergraduate Applicants

  • ACT English score of 18 or higher
  • SAT
    • March 2016 and After - Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 510 or higher
    • Before March 2016 - Critical Reading score of 500 or higher
  • Attend a U.S. high school for 3 or more years and enroll in non-ESL English/Language Arts classes

Transfer Applicants

  • Receive a grade of "C" or better in a college-level English Composition course (equivalent to ENG140 - Writing Seminar) at a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university

Graduate Applicants

  • Receive a bachelor's degree at a U.S. institution or from an institution in a country listed below

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit proof of English proficiency:

  • Australia
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Some Caribbean countries may qualify upon request to be reviewed

* Carroll University reserves the right to require English proficiency from any applicant if deemed necessary by a university official.

* Email requests for consideration of alternate proof of English proficiency may be sent to Please include your name, date of birth, and any circumstances you deem applicable for consideration.

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