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English Test Requirements


International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by taking one of the approved English proficiency tests listed below. Before registering for classes, most international students will be required to take an additional language proficiency test on campus. International students may be required to complete BYU-Hawaii's EIL program (which will take 4-12 months).

If you are currently serving a mission, please receive permission from your mission president before taking the English proficiency test.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

BYU-Hawaii requires a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based Test (IBT) or 500 on the Paper-based Test (PBT). A minimum score of 17 on both speaking and writing on the IBT is required.

The cost for the TOEFL is approximately US$190 and it requires 2 hours to complete. Results of the test will be returned within 3 weeks from the test date.

To find out dates and locations of TOEFL Testing Centers, contact TOEFL.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
BYU-Hawaii requires a minimum score of 5.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 for each sub-score (BAND).

EIKEN
The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, often called STEP EIKEN or the STEP Test, is an English language test conducted by a Japanese public-interest incorporated foundation. BYU-Hawaii requires a total score of 2150 and no subscore lower than 520.

EIKEN (Taken BEFORE February 2016) 2A with a 63+ on Stage 1 and 27+ on Stage 2. 

Or 

EIKEN 2A with BYUH Online EIL 222 and 226 with the grade of B or better in each class(effective Summer 2014).

Michigan Test 

In selected countries, a BYU-Hawaii facilitator has been designated as an official Michigan test administrator. The Admissions Office accepts Michigan tests as a valid mean to satisfy English Proficiency requirement.

Students may take the test three times within a natural year, i.e., a year from the day they take the first test. Each test must be a month apart from each other.

BYU-Hawaii requires a minimum average score of 75 for tests taken within a year.

 

Pearson Test of English (PTE)
BYU-Hawaii requires a minimum score of 44.  

SLEP Test
BYU-Hawaii accepts SLEP tests from selected countries in the Pacific Islands. BYU-Hawaii requires a minimum total scaled score of 53 with a minimum listening scaled score of 32 and a minimum reading scaled score of 29.

BYUH Online EIL Classes Requirements

In order to waive the English Proficiency requirement, BYUH requires online EIL 222, 226, and 228 with the minimum grade of B in each class.