U.S. colleges and universities require international students to be proficient in English prior to enrolling in regular academic courses. They generally rely upon a student’s score on a standardized test, most often the TOEFL examination or IELTS, in order to determine an applicant’s English language proficiency. However, in most cases, academically qualified students applying to an ACU member institution may be exempted from taking these tests if they enroll in and successfully completes the highest level of the INTERLINK program.
International students who have received a TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer score) or IELTS score of 6.5 or better are not required to enroll in the INTERLINK program. However, all international students are strongly encouraged to enroll at INTERLINK or some other English for Academic Preparation program for 5-9 weeks in order to be well prepared for the challenges of academic and social life in the U.S.