English Language Requirement for Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants

TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, AEPP-EAP Test Requirements:

All non-native English speaking undergraduate and graduate international applicants must demonstrate English language competency in one of the following 5 ways BEFORE they can enroll in a degree program at the University of New Haven:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 OR
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet based test (IBT) OR
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53 OR
  • A minimum iTEP score of 3.7 OR
  • An AEPP Certificate of Completion of Advanced Level 4, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Exception: For the following graduate-master's level-engineering degrees, the minimum TOEFL score will remain at 75 IBT and the minimum IELTS score will remain at 6.0.  These programs will also accept a minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50, the AEPP-EAP Certificate of Completion of Advanced Level 4.

  • M.S. Computer Engineering
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. Engineering and Operations Management
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Network Systems

The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663. 

Please Note: the following graduate programs require higher English test scores and do not accept either the AEPP-EAP Certificate of Completion for Advanced Level 4:

  • The M.S. in Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomic program requires a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum PTE score of 53. However, the M.S. in Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomic program does not accept the AEPP-EAP Certificate for Advanced Level 4. (This program does not offer Conditional Admission).
  • The M.S. in Cellular Molecular Biology program requires a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum PTE score of 55.  However, the M.S. in Cellular Molecular Biology program does not accept the AEPP-EAP Certificate for Advanced Level 4. (This program does not offer Conditional Admission).
  • The Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice requires a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5. or a minimum PTE score of 55.  However, the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice does not accept the AEPP-EAP Certificate for Advanced Level 4 and does not offer Conditional Admission either.
  • The M.S. in Health Care Administration program requires a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum PTE score of 53. However the M.S. in Healthcare Administration does not accept the AEPP-EAP Certificate for Advanced Level 4. (This program does not offer Conditional Admission.)

Conditional Admission:

The University of New Haven offers Conditional Admission-in the form of a conditional acceptance letter only-to international students who are academically admissible but need to improve their English language abilities before beginning their academic studies at the University of New Haven.

The University of New Haven does not issue conditional I-20s for students seeking F-1 visa status if they have only been granted "Conditional Admission".

This means that if you have no TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test scores or if you have a low TOEFL score (below 80 IBT) or a low IELTS score (below 6.5) or a low PTE score (below 53), you can still apply to the undergraduate or graduate degree program of your choice at the University. If the Admissions Committee determines that your application meets all the requirements for admission except for the English language requirement, you will be granted "Conditional Acceptance" also known as "Conditional Admission".

Conditional Admission provides you with the assurance that once you meet the University's English language and financial requirements, you will receive a Univeristy of New Haven I-20 and you will be allowed to enroll and begin your academic classes at the University of New Haven. Conditionally accepted students may opt to apply for an English language training I-20 through the University of New Haven Academic Preparatory program (AEPP), which will allow them to come to the U.S. to study English as a Second Language before starting their academic classes at the University of New Haven. Please read below for more information.

Academic English Preparatory Program:

The University of New Haven Academic English Preparatory Program is a comprehensive pre-academic English for academic purposes program. It addresses the needs of students who intend to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree studies at the University of New Haven upon completion of their Academic English Preparatory Program. Designed to prepare students for optimal academic success, content is specifically tailored to a student's major, and support for adjusting to American culture is included as part of this program. Academic English Language Proficiency training in Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, as well as, other academic study skills are provided to students during each 4-month semester term.  

For more information on this program, please visit the Academic English Preparatory Program website

Contact International Admissions

Undergraduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7320
Fax: (203) 932-7137

Graduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7441
Fax: (203) 932-7137