International Admissions

English Proficiency Requirements

Do I need to show English proficiency as part of my application?

Applicants who have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English can have this requirement waived. However, all applicants need to show results from the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT exam, or be receiving an IB diploma. Mount Saint Mary College reserves the right to request any additional requirements in order to complete an application. Any questions should be directed towards

What are the minimum requirements?

TOEFL – 79 internet-based test
IELTS – 6.0 overall band score
SAT – 590 reading and writing combined
ACT – 26 reading and writing average
EF – Completion of level C1

English Programs in partnership with Education First

Applicants whose English proficiency scores fall just below our minimum requirements can participate in our short-term programs that prepare students before the start of fall and spring semesters. Mount Saint Mary College reserves the right to request students participate in these programs as a condition of enrollment to the College. Please visit our English Programs page or email for more information.

Conditional Admission

Mount Saint Mary College does offer conditional admission to applicants by request. Students who are conditionally admitted will take an online exam to determine the length of the English program needed before they are accepted. Applicants will need to attend MSMC’s English program in conjunction with Education First as part of the conditions outlined in the letter.

For more information or to request conditional admission, please email

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