Language Proficiency

English Proficiency

It is essential that students from other countries be able to understand directions and lectures in English and also to be able to express their thoughts clearly in spoken English immediately upon arrival on campus. In order that the applicant’s proficiency in English may be determined, the applicant must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)** as administered by the Educational Testing Service at the nearest overseas examination center.

Minimum TOEFL Scores

You are required to display English proficiency before being admitted into the graduate programs at Biola University. You are required to submit standardized test scores (TOEFL) for application to Biola. TOEFL Scores of 88 IBT and above will go into regular Master’s level programs. A score of 100 IBT is required for all ThM, Doctoral and MA Philosophy programs. Students who do not have a score of 88 IBT will not be considered for a graduate program. If you have a score below 88 IBT you may be admitted into the English Language Program at the English Language Institute (ELI) which is not graduate studies level.

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