In order to ensure that our applicants will succeed in BYU’s intense academic environment, a test of English proficiency may be required. We require proof of proficiency regardless of time spent studying in the United States. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores are valid for two years. If the exam expires before the application deadline, a new score will be required. The Cambridge English exams do not expire. Please note that meeting minimum requirements will not guarantee admission.
BYU accepts English proficiency exams from TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Cambridge English: Advanced. BYU only accepts TOEFL iBT® scores from a single test date, not MyBest™ scores.
To access information on each exam including when and where the tests are offered, please go to their respective websites: toefl.org, ielts.org, pearsonpte.com, and cambridgeenglish.org. BYU’s Minimum criteria for each test are as follows:
|BYU English Proficiency Minimum Requirements|
If English proficiency requirements are not met, you are encouraged to increase your skills and retest.
English Learning Resources
The English Language Center at Brigham Young University may also be able to help students improve their English language skills. Learn more about this program by visiting elc.byu.edu. Note: BYU will require one of the listed standardized English proficiency exams even if students complete this program.