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International Students

Admission Requirements for International Students

International students are advised to begin the admission process as early as possible prior to the time they wish to enter Westcliff University due to the required testing, delays in international mail, etc. To apply to Westcliff University, international students must submit the following materials:




English Language Proficiency Assessment

  • English Proficiency Qualifications

    Prospective students whose native language is not English must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following options:
    Note: All accepted English Proficiency documentation has a 2-year validity period from the date of examination.

    Exams Undergrad Minimum Graduate Minimum
    Westcliff REAL IEP Certificate Program REAL 300/301 REAL 400/401
    CPE (Westcliff University) B2 B2+
    TOEFL (Paper Delivered Test) R 13 / L 12 / W 21 R 19 / L 20 / W 24
    TOEFL iBT 60 79
    TOEFL iBT Paper Edition 60 79
    TOEFL Essentials 6.5 8
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report (PTE) 50 58
    Duolingo English Test 95 105
    Cambridge B2 First Exam 160 170
    Eiken English Proficiency Exam 2304 Pre-1 2304 Pre-1
    GTEC/GTEC CBT 1190 1300
    ITEP Academic 3.7 3.9
    TOEIC 240 Speaking & Writing / 550 Listening & Reading 310 Speaking & Writing / 785 Listening & Reading
    Versant English Placement Test 59 67
    LanguageCert IESOL B2 Communicator 33 39
    Skills for English Global Test: B2, C1, and C2 B2 B2 with Merit
    Examination for the Certificate in Competency in English (ECCE) 650 650
    Examination for the Certificate in Competency in English (ECPE) 650 650


  • Transcript Requirement

    Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

Should you have any questions about joining other Westcliff University International Students, please call us at 949-825-5999.