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English is the language of instruction at Crandall University. Students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.

Possession of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to Crandall University. International applicants must submit proof of ability to follow a university program taught in English. If English is not your first language, please submit official test reports with required scores. Listed below are English language proficiency tests available to international students:

Undergraduate Students

  • IELTS – Academic: minimum 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each area. (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL-IBT: minimum 90 overall, minimum 21 in each area. (Internet-Based Test)
  • TOEFL-CBT: minimum 236 overall, minimum TWE 4.5. (Computer-Based Test)
  • TOEFL-PBT: minimum 580 overall, minimum TWE 4.5. (Paper-Based Test)
  • CAN-Test: minimum 4.5 overall, minimum 4.0 in each area. (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
  • CAEL: minimum band 70 overall, minimum 60 in each area. (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)
  • MELAB: minimum 85 overall, minimum 80 in each area. (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
  • CLB: minimum 9 overall, minimum 8 in each area. (Canadian Language Benchmarks)
  • Common European Framework: C1.
  • Cambridge English Scale: minimum overall score of 176 from C1 Advanced. No less than 169 in any paper.
  • Duolingo English Test*: minimum score of 105

*Due to limitations of access to English language testing in some countries during COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting Duolingo English Test results as a measure of English proficiency.

Graduate Students

  • IELTS – Academic: minimum 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each area (or equivalent score in other testing system)

International Students not meeting the language requirements may still apply!

Applicants who meet Crandall University’s academic requirements but have not provided proof of English language proficiency may be granted a conditional offer of admission. Students must complete a university-preparatory English language program at Crandall University or at a Language Centre (McKenzie College). Applicants must provide sufficient proof of English language proficiency before a full offer of admission may be granted.

Once Crandall’s English language proficiency requirements have been met, a revised offer will be issued for studies beginning in either the September or January academic term.

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