If English is not your native language, U.S. colleges and universities will ask you to take an English Language Test, perhaps several, before admission.
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As far as English language tests, you probably know by now that being able to communicate in English is a basic requirement for successful study in the United States. If English is not your native language, U.S. colleges and universities will ask you to take at least one, perhaps more, English Language Tests before admitting you into their education programs.You will also have to be approved for your student visa after undergoing a personal interview, in English, with an American Consulate Official in an Embassy or Consulate in your your home country. Click here to learn more about preparing and passing this interview that every international student must take before coming to the US to study.Tip: Individuals with disabilities can learn about requesting disability-related accommodations for English proficiency tests by visiting Mobility International USA. Possible WaiversIf you are a non-U.S. citizen and non-native speaker of English who has been educated in English for most of your school life, English language testing requirements may be waived. This decision is made by the college or university admissions office, and is usually stated on the international admissions section of the website.Allow time in the application process to communicate with institutions in the US about this issue. US colleges and universities are unlikely to accept secondary/high school English language examination results as proof of your language ability. TOEFLThe TOEFL measures the ability of non- native English speakers to communicate in an academic setting. This is the test that I spent a year teaching my Chinese students how to excel at while I lived outside of Shanghai, China. It is a difficult test but if each section is taken individually and practiced regularly this test can be mastered with some time and practice.• The TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) has four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.• The paper-based TOEFL (TOEFL PBT) provides testing in areas where the TOEFL iBT is not available. It does not include a speaking section.• For more information about the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website.IELTSThe IELTS is a paper-based test that measures English language ability in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.• The reading and writing portions are available in two versions: Academic, for students interested in entering higher education programs or pursuing a license in the healthcare professions. The “academic” version is the one that most international students who want to study at the undergraduate or graduate level will take. General Training, for test takers who need to use English daily for functional activities, secondary education, vocational training, work purposes, or immigration.• The listening and speaking modules are the same in both versions.• For more information about the IELTS, visit the IELTS website PTE AcademicThe PTE Academic is a computer-based English proficiency test that measures the test takers’ language ability.• The test is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to study in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.• For more information about the PTE Academic, visit the PTE Academic website. Go USA!– MikeAll information presented here is from my personal research and my attempts to save you time and money when pursuing your dream of coming to the USA to study. Do not take any of this information as LEGAL advice – I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV. This information is gathered from a variety of sources including many U.S. Government websites and I urge you to validate this information as much as possible, just as I do when posting on this blog.