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:
Language Examination scores
- A minimum score of Reading 13 / Listening 12 / Writing 21 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Paper Delivered Test), or 60 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT) Note: TOEFL PBT does not assess oral skills, thus an interview will be conducted for this purpose.
- 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS)
- 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report
- 95 on the Duolingo English Test
- B2 on the Westcliff University CPE
- Completion of Westcliff REAL Intensive English courses: 300 & 301
Masters & Doctoral Degree:
- A minimum score of Reading 19 / Listening 20 / Writing 24 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 79 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT)
- 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) Note: TOEFL PBT does not assess oral skills, thus an interview will be conducted for this purpose.
- 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report
- 105 on the Duolingo English Test
- B2+ on the Westcliff University CPE
- Completion of Westcliff REAL Intensive English courses: 400 & 401
English Medium of Instruction (MOI)
- U.S. high school diploma or degree
- 30-semester credits or more from a recognized accredited U.S. degree-granting institution
- Transcripts or letter from the institution for the qualifying degree program stating that the medium of instruction (MOI) was in English
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.