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English Proficiency Requirements

All international students must show that they have obtained a certain level of English Proficiency.

Associate and Bachelor Degree Applicants:

Minimum TOEFL Score: 71 iBT
Minimum IELTS Score: 6.0 Overall Band

Master and Doctoral Degree Applicants:

Minimum TOEFL Score: 79 iBT

Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5 Overall Band

All test scores submitted must be official.  Please ask the testing center to make the results available to the University of Alaska Anchorage.

If you meet one of the following requirements you may submit an English Proficiency waiver form (see below).

  • Are a Native English Language Speaker
  • Have attended a regionally accredited US college or university, and have
    • received a "C" or better in a course equivalent to UAA's Writing 111 course, or
    • obtained a Bachelor or Master Degree from a regionally accredited US college or university.

UAA does not offer conditional admission due to incomplete or low English Proficiency Test Scores.

English Proficiency Examination Exemption Request Form

Submit the following for to request an exemption to the English proficiency examination requirement.