Applicants Whose First Language is Not English

All applicants for whom English is a second language must present evidence of proficiency in the English language in one of the following ways:

  • Official TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) exam results with a score of 92, with a minimum speaking exam score of 26, a minimum reading exam score of 20, a minimum writing exam score of 24 and a minimum listening exam score of 22; or IELTS exam score of level 6
  • Two quarters or semesters of enrollment in liberal arts courses taught in English, totaling at least 15 quarter credits (10 semester credits) of college transferable credits (not including vocational coursework or English as a second language), completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian school, with GPA of 3.0 or greater (no single course less than a C- grade or 1.7 on a 4.00 scale). (Please note that the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request further English proficiency documentation or TOEFL results if desired.)
  • AEAM applicants must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from an equivalent English language institution in another country. (Taken from Amendment to ACAOM standards, January 7, 2014)
  • Completion of Level 6 from any ACE Language Institute in the United States within the last two years from date of expected entry into a Bastyr University program.

TOEFL scores more than two years old at the time of application will not be accepted. The Bastyr University code for the TOEFL exam is #9839. Admitted students whose first language is not English may also be required to take additional courses and/or training to improve their language skills.