At CALIMT, we celebrate diversity and welcome international students. Our mission is to make quality education with a global, cross-cultural focus more accessible to students all around the world – we look forward to having you join our international community!
*CALIMT does not offer I-20, F-1 or other visa services, provide for student status in these regards, or vouch for student visa status.
International Admission Requirements
All applicants can find the general admission requirements for acceptance to CALIMT on the Admissions page. However, for degree program applicants only, applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English. To fulfill this requirement, non-native speakers of English must submit an English proficiency exam score, unless they have a degree from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction. For students that need to take an English proficiency exam, CALIMT conveniently offers the ACCUPLACER ESL EXAM SERIES. For more information on the ACCUPLACER ESL EXAM or for other accepted exam scores please see below.
English Language Proficiency Requirement :
To meet the English proficiency requirement, please provide one of the following:
- A degree from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction
- A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “B” or higher at an accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English
- A minimum TOEFL score of 530 PBT or 71 iBT (CALIMT’s institution code is 7600 for TOEFL scores)
- A minimum score of 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report
- A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test
- A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam
- A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge
- Scores from CollegeBoard Accuplacer ESL Exam Series (*RECCOMMENDED METHOD, see below for details)
Scores required for admission to MBA and BBA programs on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series are as follows:
|ESL Language Use||Score of 85|
|ESL Listening||Score of 80|
|ESL Reading||Score of 85|
|ESL Sentence Meaning||Score of 90|
|ESL Write placer||Score of 4|
|Comprehensive Score for all exams||Score of 350|
College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series
WHY CHOOSE ACCUPLACER?
The Accuplacer ESL exam assesses students who speak English as a second language in order to prepare them for a successful academic experience.
- Only costs $35 to take the exam (compared to $200 for TOEFL). Students who do not live near a local ACCUPLACER approved testing site will be charged an additional $125 virtual proctoring fee.
- The exam is administered by CALIMT, which offers flexible scheduling according to your needs.
- Offers generous retakes of up to 5 times per admission cycle (low-cost retake fee of $10 will be applied to each retake)
- There is no time limit on the tests.
- Free practice tests and study apps are available to help you perform your best.
INSIDE THE ESL TEST
- English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Language Use
The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Language Use test measures a student’s proficiency in using correct grammar in English Sentences.
- English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Listening
The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Listening test measures the ability to listen to and understand one or more people speaking in English. Conversations take place in a wide range of locations including lecture halls, grocery stores, and libraries.
- English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Reading Skills
The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Reading Skills test measures a student’s ability to read English through the comprehension of short passages.
- English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Sentence Meaning
The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Sentence Meaning test measures how well students understand the meaning of sentences in English.