For prospective international students requesting admission to WVU as undergraduates, the minimum test requirement is an iBT TOEFL of 79 or IELTS of 6.5 with a high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. If TOEFL scores are below 79 or IELTS is below 6.5, a student can be conditionally admitted to an undergraduate degree program with additional placement in English support classes through ELLI. If a student places into the AMP ESL program, the English support classes can be applied towards their academic degree and may contribute to graduation requirements.
If a student doesn't have test scores, or if their test scores are too low for the AMP ESL program, they can enroll in the IEP program or AMP-ESL Prep Online program full-time or part-time. Test scores cannot be used to waive credit-bearing required English classes (i.e. ENGL 101). IEP and AMP-ESL PREP courses are not credit-bearing and will not count towards an undergraduate degree.
|Intensive English Face-to-Face Program||AMP-ESL PREP Online Program||AMP ESL Two-Semester Path||AMP ESL One-Semester Path||Regular Admission
|Program length||1 to 4 semesters
(12 weeks summer, 16 weeks fall & spring)
(12 weeks summer, 16 weeks fall & spring)
|2 semesters (about 9 months)||1 semester (about 4.5 months)||N/A
|None||None||24 or more||12 or more||N/A
|Progression into...||AMP ESL Two-Semester Path||Test Score needed
||Year 1 of degree||Year 1 of degree||N/A
|iBT TOEFL minimum||*N/A||*N/A||61||74||79
|IELTS minimum||*N/A||*N/A||5.5 (no section scores below 5.5)||6.0 (no section scores below 6)||6.5
|Pearson Test of English Academic minimum||*N/A||*N/A||44||50||53
Duolingo English Test
||90-104 and review by WVU English Language Learning Institute
|ACT English||Below 19||Below 19||19-23||19-23 and review by WVU English Language Learning Institute||24
|SAT EBRW||Below 490||Below 490||490-560||490-560 and review by WVU English Language Learning Institute||570
Requirements for the Intensive English
If a student does not have test scores or their scores do not qualify for either of the AMP ESL programs, then they may want to enter the Intensive English Program. The IEP provides students with intensive English language support and does not include credit-bearing classes. Following completion of IEP Level 4 with a GPA of 3.0 or better, students will progress into the AMP ESL-2 path. Students in the IEP may not progress to a higher AMP ESL path or to full university study without the requisite test scores.
Requirements for the AMP-ESL PREP Online Program
Students may choose to study from home in the AMP-ESL PREP Online
advanced program if students do not have test scores or their scores do
not qualify for either of the AMP-ESL programs. The PREP Online advanced program provides students with advanced curriculum in ESL with core and integrated skills courses which are not credit-bearing. Following completion of the AMP-ESL PREP Online Program, students will require appropriate iBT TOEFL or IELTS test scores to enroll in the AMP-ESL Two-Semester or One-Semester Paths.
Requirements for AMP ESL's One-Semester Path
This AMP ESL path is designed to develop students’ English proficiency to the university level in one semester. Only students with the appropriate scores (iBT TOEFL 74-78, IELTS 6.0) will be enrolled. AMP ESL's One-Semester Path offers expertly taught language instruction to aid students in reaching the required English proficiency level of West Virginia University. AMP ESL students in this path will take two English Support courses and three undergraduate courses, all of which may contribute to their graduation requirements.
Requirements for AMP ESL's Two-Semester Path
AMP ESL-2 provides increased opportunities for English language instruction with
a two-semester program of courses. Students with iBT TOEFL scores of 61-73 or IELTS
scores of 5.5 will be enrolled in the AMP ESL-2 program. AMP ESL-2 students will
take three English Support courses and two undergraduate courses in the first semester
and two English Support courses and three undergraduate courses in the second semester,
all of which may contribute to their graduation requirements.
Transferring ESL Credit
Completion of an English language program at another U.S. university or college will
not be accepted as proof of English proficiency.
Tuition and Fees
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