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How can students show English proficiency?


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If you are a non-native English speaker applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are four ways that you can show us your English proficiency. You can submit a TOEFL exam. UMass Amherst requires at least an 80 on the TOEFL with at least 20 in each subsection. So listening, reading, we require a 20 in each of those sections. You can submit the IELTS exam. UMass Amherst has a 6.5 minimum for the IELTS exam with at least a 6 in each subsection. If you attended all four years of high school in English under an American or British curriculum, then that's a way to prove your English proficiency. And last but not least, you are welcome to do an interview with an outside company like InitialView, and that company will send us your results and we can evaluate your English through watching your interview. Either of those ways work for us. And, because of COVID-19, these unprecedented times, there are some additional ways that you can prove your English proficiency temporarily. For Chinese students in China, you can take the TOEFL ITP, and we require at least a 550. For others, you can take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, and we require a minimum of 80. And lastly, Duolingo has a Duolingo English test and on that test, we require a minimum score of 105. Any of those ways will work to show your English proficiency. And if you have any questions, you can reach out to International Admissions.