English Proficiency Documentation

Predominantly English-Speaking Countries

IU Kokomo recognizes the following countries as predominantly native-English speaking. Citizens of the following countries and non-native English speakers who have proven three full years of schooling in one of the following countries are exempt from the English language proficiency documentation requirement for admission.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia

- B -

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands

- C -

  • Canada

- D -

  • Dominica

- G -

  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guyana

- I -

  • Irish Republic

- J -

  • Jamaica

- K -

  • Kenya

- L -

  • Lethoso
  • Liberia

- M -

  • Malawi
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat

- N -

  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria

 - P -

  • Philippines

- S -

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Swaziland

- T -

  • Tanzania
  • Tobago
  • Trinidad
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

- U -

  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  • United States of America (except Puerto Rico)

- Z -

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Testing Options
Assessment MethodUndergraduate RequirementsGraduate Requirements

TOEFL* Internet Based Find a test center

65 or higher*73 or higher*
TOEFL* Paper Based513 or higher*533 or higher*

IELTS Find a test center

5.5 or higher*6.0 or higher*
IELTS Indicator5.5 or higher*6.0 or higher*
DUOLINGOEnglish Test 95 or higher*100 or higher*

Jitsuy Eigo Gin Kentei (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN"

Pre-1 or higher1
Pearson Test of English, Academic48 or higher53 or higher
SAT I Critical Reading

451 or higher before 1 Mar 2016
500 or higher after 1 Mar 2016


WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE)

A or BA or B
Ordinary Level CertificateA or BA or B
Cambridge International 0 LevelsC or higherC or higher
Cambridge EnglishB2B2
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)A or BA or B

*TOEFL score must be sent electronically to Indiana University School Code: 1337

*Students who have graduated from an English Speaking University, or who have graduated from a university where the medium of instruction for their program was entirely in English, meet the English proficiency requirement.

**In special circumstances, when an international faculty member or student comes to IU Kokomo as part of an established exchange program primarily involving observation, no measure of English proficiency is required. This includes international students taking a for-credit course in which they are the only students enrolled and a faculty member fluent in their native language and English is assisting in instruction.

*Please note that all test results must be sent to IU Kokomo directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Indiana University Kokomo does not accept hand-carried score reports.

Study Options
Study Method ofUndergraduate RequirementsGraduate Requirements
INTERLINK Language CentersSuccessful completion of Level 5Successful completion of Level 5
Any US-based ELS CenterSuccessful completion of Level 109Successful completion of Level 112
WESLI Wisconsin ELS InstituteN/ASuccessful completion of Level 8
The Language Company - South BendSuccessful completion of Level 9

Successful completion of Level 9, plus 3 sessions of
Advanced Placement Level Work

ELS Language Center - IndianapolisSuccessful completion of Level 109Successful completion of Level 112

Indiana University Bloomington, Center for
English Language Training

Successful completion of Level 7Successful completion of Level 7
Accredited U.S. University or College

Complete 24 transferable semester-credit hours, an associate, bachelor's OR higher degree.

Complete 24 transferable semester credit hours, an associate, bachelor's OR higher degree.
Accredited U.S. High SchoolComplete 2 years of a U.S. High SchoolComplete 2 years of U.S. High School
Transfer Credit

Completion of the Equivalence of W-131 with the grade of C or Higher

Completion of the Equivalence of W-131 with the grade of C or Higher