If you are a non-native English speaker who has not completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States, you should submit scores from a recognized English proficiency test. The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business accepts results from TOEFL and IELTS. The admission committee looks closely at the results of the English proficiency exams as well as the verbal and writing sections of the GMAT to assess English proficiency.
The minimum scores for direct admission are a TOEFL score of 80 (ibt), with all section scores at 20 or higher, or an IELTS score of 7.0, with all section scores at 6.5 or higher. We prefer to see scores of 96 (ibt) with all section scores of 22 or better, or a 7.5 on the IELTS. Test scores are official only when received directly from the testing vendor.
Exception: Students whose secondary education (for all years of secondary/high school) took place in one of the countries below are exempt from the English proficiency requirement. Students born in one of these countries, yet were educated elsewhere for secondary education, are required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
U.S., Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (English speaking provinces), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Vanuatu, and Windward Islands.
If you have a strong overall academic record but you cannot demonstrate the necessary English proficiency, you may apply for admission to the combined Kellstadt Graduate School of Business/English Language Academy (KGSB/ELA) Program. Such applicants admitted to the combined KGSB/ELA Program will begin their studies in the English Language Academy (ELA) for language improvement while conditionally admitted to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB). All such students must successfully complete the ELA’s University Bridge Certificate prior to enrollment in Kellstadt classes.