If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 523 on the paper-based (PB) test, 193 on the computer-based (CB) test or 70 on the Internet-based (iB) test is required for full admission. Please use the University of Dayton's institution code 1834 when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). A minimum score of 956 is required for full admission.
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) Examination. A minimum score of three (3) is required for full admission.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum Band 6 score is required for full admission.

If you are academically qualified but do not meet the minimum score requirements listed above, you may be conditionally admitted to the University with the agreement that you will attend, full time, UD's Intensive English Program (IEP). Upon successful completion of our IEP program or achievement of an institutional TOEFL score of 523 or the equivalent, full admission will be granted.

Chinese students have the option of supporting their TOEFL or IELTS score through ALPPS. If you create an ALPPS profile, you may have the opportunity to participate in a free 30-60 minute online conference call, which includes an oral and written interview. The University of Dayton does not require applicants to use ALPPS, but it can provide us with additional information to evaluate you along with your official application.