All new international students must demonstrate sufficient English language ability to study at Ohio Wesleyan University by meeting one of the options below.

  • The University reserves the right to require additional English language instruction, if needed, upon arrival.  See our English Language Support.
  • Students who have a lower level of English proficiency should still apply.  Your application will be evaluated and if you are accepted, you may be required to attend one or two credit-bearing English support courses your first semester.
  • You may self-report the scores but we will require official ones at the enrollment stage.
  1. TOEFL Internet Based exam (iBT) or iBT Paper:  A score of 79 or higher.
  2. TOEFL Essentials: A score of 8.0 or higher.
  3. SAT: A score of 550 or higher on the evidence-based reading and writing section of the SAT I.
  4. IELTS: A score of 6.5 or higher. You can email the Test Report Form Number at the bottom of the form instead of sending an official report directly from IELTS.
  5. Cambridge English Language Assessment - B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: a score of 176 or higher.
  6. Duolingo English TestA score of 110 or higher.  The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only US$49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Ohio Wesleyan when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
  7. iTEP: 3.7 or higher
  8. PTE Academic: 53 or higher
  9. Michigan Test - MET: 61 or higher, MELAB 91 or higher
  10. Initialview Interview - We find these interviews as a great way to get to know a student's interests and determining whether Ohio Wesleyan University is a good fit. 
  11. English speaking country
    You are originally from an English speaking country listed below and the primary language of instruction is English.
  12. English as a second Language
    English is your second language but you have attended a secondary school in an English speaking country listed below for at least four years.
  13. IB Programs/O or A Levels/Other External Exams
    Applicants who have completed or are pursuing a full IB diploma in English or have received at least a 5 in the English exam can receive the English proficiency waiver.  Also, for applicants who have taken or are studying for O or A Level exams, we will also waive the English proficiency requirement.  We will review other External Exam results (such as the SSC or HSC) on a case by case basis. 

English Speaking Countries

Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Australia Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda
Botswana British Virgin Islands Cameroon Canada Cayman Islands Dominica Falkland Islands
 Fiji Gambia Ghana Gibraltar Grenada Guyana Jamaica
Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Malta Mauritius Montserrat
Namibia New Zealand Nigeria Papua New Guinea  St Kitts & Nevis St Lucia St Vincent & the Grenadines
Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Swaziland Tanzania
Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Turks & Caicos Islands Uganda United Kingdom United States Vanuatu
Zambia Zimbabwe          


Office of International Admission


Slocum Hall
75 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
F 740-368-3314

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