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English Language Requirements

To meet the English Language Proficiency requirement, students may submit one of the following test scores:
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • SAT
  • ACT
We may consider waiving the TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT requirement for students with GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

This decision is at the at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and it will be communicated to the student via e-mail.

Standardized Test Exemptions:

  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Four years at a U.S. high school enrolled in standard english classes, not in English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
  • A.A., Bachelor's, or Master's degree earned from a U.S. accredited instituion.
  • 30 credits from a U.S. institution with coursework equivalent to English Composition 1. 
  • A completed high school degree earned from one of the following countries1
Antigua
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cameroon2
Canada3
Cayman Islands
Dominica
The Gambia
 
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Montserrat
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
 
South Africa
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Swaziland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda
United Kingdom
Zambia
Zimbabwe
1. Students from Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but proof of English Proficiency is required. 
2. Test scores are required for the Frend Education System only. 
3. English Speaking territories only. 

Additional Ways to Satisfy the English Language Proficiency:


Prospective Marymount international students may meet the minimum English language proficiency by successfully completing an English Language Program with one of our Partnership schools, including:
  • Level 8 with a score of 80% or higher at Inlingua.
  • Level 9 and 10 with a final result of 84% at LADO.
  • Any College Advanced Electives: English for Specific Purpose class with a score of 85% or higher, Test Preparation Program with a core of 85% or higher, or College Certificate Program at Mentora College.
  • Level 12 with a final score of 80% or higher at ESL Educational Services.
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