All applicants for whom English is a not the first/native language must demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or immigration status.
Seattle University maintains the right to require English Proficiency testing when deemed necessary.
English proficiency may be met with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please visit our policy page for more information.
BSN applicants must score a minimum of 92 (Internet) or 580 (Paper), no exceptions. Official test scores must be received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline
BSN applicants must score a minimum of 7.0, no exceptions. Official test scores must be received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline.
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Seattle University is currently conducting a pilot program that allows for students who are enrolled in a Direct Transfer program (AA or AS-DTA) to use college-level English composition I and 2 to satisfy English proficiency. To meet this requirement, students must meet the following criteria:
The Pilot Program will begin for students applying for Summer 2017 and beyond. Seattle University reserves the ability to require English proficiency testing should it be deemed necessary.