International Students

Language Requirements

All non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language competency.

An applicant whose native language is English and have taken at least 3 years of English Language and/or Composition are not required to prove English proficiency. (English as a Second Language courses are not applicable).

Students who have completed at least three years in a school or college/university where the language of instruction is English AND submit SAT, ACT, GCSE, or IB testing are not required to prove English proficiency.

Applicants can prove language proficiency the following ways:

Critical Writing SAT score of 460 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition. (English as a Second Language courses are not applicable).

An official “A” level GSCE Certificate indicating a grade of “B” or better in English.

Students who have earned at least 24 college credit hours from an accredited US college or university. (English as a Second Language courses are not applicable).

Please note US citizens who have completed the majority of their coursework abroad may be considered international students for admissions purposes.

All other applicants must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson's Test of English (PTE) scores and meet the below minimum requirements:

 Test  Minimum Score 
 TOEFL (PBT)   550
 TOEFL (IBT) 80
 IELTS  6.5
 PTE  58

All instances that do not fit within these specified criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

After review of your application, the Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or translation of materials in support of your application.


LIM College has an international student population

Students from China, Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, United Kingdom, India, and other countries study at LIM College


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