English Language Proficiency
If English isn’t your native language—regardless of your citizenship—you must provide the university with verification of your proficiency in English. Have an official report of your scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate application date. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider all materials submitted in the application package to determine your level of English proficiency.
Below are the scores a student should generally achieve on English proficiency tests in order to satisfy the English proficiency requirement:
|English Proficiency Tests||Score|
|Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT)|
|UMD passing score||575|
|*Semi-Intensive English||474 to 574|
|Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT)|
|UMD passing score||100|
|*Semi-Intensive English||99 or lower|
|International English Language Testing System|
|UMD passing score||7|
|*Semi-Intensive English||6.5 or lower|
If you meet all other admission requirements except verification of your proficiency in English, you may be granted conditional admission. That would require you to enroll in the Semi-Intensive English program at the Maryland English Institute and register for no more than six credits in regular academic courses in your first semester.