About English Language Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you must submit official results from either the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English test in order to receive consideration for admission:

Test Type All Majors
Internet-based TOEFL 80
Paper-based TOEFL 550
IELTS 6.5
Duolingo 110

 

 

 

 

 

 

All international applicants must take one of these tests unless they meet one of the following waiver requirements:  

  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 570. If you have taken the SAT and would like to submit your score, you can do so, but it is optional. University of the Pacific’s SAT code is 4065. 
  • ACT Composite score of 22 or higher. If you have taken the ACT and would like to submit your score, you can do so, but it is optional. University of the Pacific’s ACT code is 0240. 
  • Citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, United Kingdom and South Africa. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you should take the SAT or ACT instead of an English language proficiency test, if you choose to do so. International transfer students with more than 30 units of college work do not need to take the SAT or ACT. 
  • All high school instruction in the U.S. and in English 
  • “A”-level English score of B or higher 
  • AP English score of 4 or higher 
  • IB English score of 5 or higher 
  • Two English Composition courses at a university or college in the U.S., with grades of B or higher in both courses
  • One English Composition course and one Communications or Critical Thinking course at a university or college in the United States, with grades of B or higher in both courses