All new international students must meet at least one option below to demonstrate sufficient English language ability to study at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The University reserves the right to require additional English language instruction, if needed, upon arrival.  You may self-report the scores but we will require official ones at the enrollment stage.

  1. TOEFL Paper-based exam: A recommended score of 550 or higher.
  2. TOEFL Internet Based exam (iBT):  A recommended score of 80 or higher.   
  3. SAT
    A recommended score of 500 or higher on the evidence-based reading and writing score of the SAT I. 
  4. IELTS
    A recommended 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. English3 – recommended score of 67
  6. iTEP - recommended score of 3.8
  7. English speaking country
    If an applicant is originally from an English speaking country listed below and the primary language of instruction is English.
  8. English as a second Language
    Applicants for whom English is a second language but have attended a secondary school in an English speaking country listed below for at least two years.
  9. 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. 
  10. Skype/Telephone Interview with Director of International Admission
    If you are from one of the Interview countries listed below, we may waive the English proficiency based on an Interview and a letter from your school stating that the curriculum was completed only in English.  Please contact us at owuintl@owu.edu for a video interview.  





Students who have a lower level of English proficiency will still be evaluated but they will be required to attend one of our English support classes their first semester on campus.





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 Vanuatu Zambia
Zimbabwe            

Interview Countries

Bangladesh Denmark Finland India Nepal
Netherlands Norway Pakistan Sweden