English Proficiency

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the move of testing companies to offer online testing, UMKC ISAO will accept the TOEFL at home test as proof of English proficiency.

Minimum Requirements for Proof of English Proficiency

 
Undergraduate
Graduate
TOEFL iBT
Reporting Code: 6872
61
79
IELTS
5.5
5.5 minimum in all bands
6.0
5.5 minimum in all bands
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
44
53
Duolingo English Test (DET)
90
105
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1075
1050
1205
1200
SAT
460
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
N/A

Students who meet one of the below waiver reasons will not be required to submit an English Proficiency Score along with their application.

  • Applicants who are citizens of a country which has English as an official language found here: Countries exempt from English Testing (PDF)
  • Students who have completed Composition I and II courses with a grade of C or better at a U.S. accredited university or college.
  • Students who have earned a degree or at least 24 credit hours of non-ESL coursework at an accredited university or college in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand or Australia.
  • Students who have successfully completed high school in the US at a US accredited school

 

Applicants should review the requirements specific to the academic program for which they are applying. Review the tables below for programs that require different test scores.

School of Computing and Engineering

School of Computing and Engineering Minimum Requirements

 
Undergraduate
Graduate
TOEFL iBT
Reporting Code: 6872
65
79
IELTS
5.5
5.0 minimum in all bands
6.0
5.5 minimum in all bands
PTE
44
53
DET
90
105
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1075
1050
1205
1200
SAT
460
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
N/A
Applicants who are citizens of India or Pakistan are not required to submit proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission to graduate (Master's and Doctoral) programs within the School of Computing and Engineering.
UMKC Conservatory

Conservatory - Minimum Requirements

Dance BFA
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory
Master of Music
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Doctor of Musical Arts
Artist's Certificate
Performer's Certificate
TOEFL iBT
80
85
95
79
IELTS
6.0
5.5 minimum in all bands
6.5
5.5 minimum in all bands
7.0
5.5 minimum in all bands
6.0
5.5 minimum in all bands
PTE
53
53
65
53
DET
105
105
115
100
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1205
1200
1230
1229
1256
1260
1205
1200
SAT
520
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
N/A
N/A
N/A
Students may be considered for conditional admission if their scores meet the UMKC undergraduate minimum scores and will be able to begin studies in their academic program upon completion of the UMKC Applied Language Institute's required English coursework.
School of Biological Sciences - Cell and Molecular Biology MS

Cell and Molecular Biology MS Minimum Requirements

 
Cell and Molecular Biology
TOEFL iBT
90
IELTS
6.5
5.5 minimum in all bands
PTE
60
DET
110
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1230
1229
SAT
N/A
School of Dentistry - Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygeine Minimum Requirements

 
(pre)Dental Hygiene
TOEFL iBT
Reporting Code: 6872
84
IELTS
6.5
5.5 minimum in all bands
PTE
56
DET
110
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1230
1229
SAT
550
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
College of Arts and Sciences - Architectural Studies and Urban Planning + Design

Architectural Studies and Urban Planning + Design Minimum Requirements (Undergraduate)

 
Architectural Studies
Urban Planning and Design
TOEFL iBT
100
IELTS
6.5
5.0 minimum in all bands
PTE
65
DET
110
GTEC
GTEC CBT
1230
1229
SAT
570
Evidence-based Reading & Writing