English Proficiency Requirements for Washburn undergraduate degree programs

If you are applying to a graduate program, please check the webpages for that program.

Undergraduate students whose native language is not English can meet Washburn's English Proficiency Requirement in one of the ways below OR start with Intensive English Program classes. Most of those English class credits count as credits toward a degree program.

Ways to Satisfy WU English Proficiency Requirement

Note: If some subtest scores are lower, one or more Intensive English courses may be required.


Proof of English proficiency Required test scores and details
Completion of all Level 3 courses of WU Intensive English program Grade of C or better
Duolingo English Test 105
IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score 6.0
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) 72
PTE Academic 49
SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-based Reading and Writing score 480
Completion of another Intensive English Program at a US institution comparable to WU IEP. Submit transcripts from previous U.S. institution
Students from US high schools Four years at a U.S. high school
Proof of Citizenship from English speaking countries List of English speaking countries

Sending Test Results to WU

  • Test dates must be within the last two years.
  • Duolingo English Tests results must be sent by selecting WU from your account on the DET website.
  • TOEFL scores can be sent directly from your ETS account to WU using 6928 code. Or you can email your student copy of your test results to international@washburn.edu.
  • IELTS score results can also be sent by logging into your IELTS account and sending results to WU. Or you can email your student copy of your test results to international@washburn.edu.
  • SAT results must be sent directly from the College Board.
  • PTE scores must be sent to WU directly from Pearson online.

Apply Now

After you have read and understood the admission information and are ready to submit an application, you may apply online by choosing an application below. 

Application Deadlines:

Fall (beginning mid-August) -- June 15
Summer (beginning end of May) -- April 1
Spring (beginning mid-January) -- November 15

GET IN TOUCH WITH International Programs

Office of International Programs
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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