Temporary Adjustments to UC English Proficiency Requirements (COVID-19)

Generally only applicable to international applicants with international academic records.

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – August 2020, received on August 11, 2020:

English proficiency options

In light of modified or cancelled testing around the world, UC has agreed to temporarily accept the following exams for fall 2021 undergraduate applicants who need to demonstrate English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test, with a minimum score of 80
  • IELTS Indicator test, with a minimum band score of 6.5
  • DuoLingo English Test (DET), with a minimum score of 115

The UC admission website has more information on meeting proficiency and submitting English proficiency exam scores.

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