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English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency

for International and Non-International Students

Success in your program is contingent upon your proficiency in the English language. We have a number of ways that you can demonstrate this proficiency and be accepted to the University if English is not your primary language or you have not attended an institution where English is their primary language.

Undergraduate Programs

Students applying to one of our Undergraduate programs can demonstrate that they are English proficient by completing one of the following. Additionally, all applicants should meet any program-specific requirements that are required prior to being accepted to that program.

Graduate Programs

Students applying to one of our Graduate programs can demonstrate that they are English proficient by completing one of the following. Additionally, all applicants should meet any program-specific requirements that are required prior to being accepted to that program.

Doctorate Programs

Students applying to one of our Doctorate programs can demonstrate that they are English proficient through the program-specific requirements.

  • An IELTS or TOEFL must have been taken no longer than two years prior to the student’s start date at CSP. Applicants who have scores that are more than two years old (or will be more than two years old at the time of enrollment) may be requested to submit updated test scores or demonstrate English proficiency through one of the other listed options.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language | TOEFL
    Score of at least 78 (iBT). CSP’s institutional code is 6114. CSP only accepts electronic copies of the TOEFL score report.

    International English Language Testing Systems | IELTS
    Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6 or higher. General training exam not accepted. No institutional code is needed.

  • The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy requires minimum passing scores on the Internet-based TOEFL for foreign-trained physical therapists seeking US state licensure and have broken it down by individual test scores:

    • Writing: 24
    • Speaking: 26
    • Reading: 21
    • Listening: 18
    • TOTAL: 89