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English Proficiency exams

English is the official language of instruction at LAU and applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in the language by submitting the official scores of ONE of following tests:

Test Minimum score
LAU’s English Entrance Exam (EEE)
Check out the EEE schedule.
500
Internet-based TOEFL. LAU code: 2595
The institutional TOEFL is not accepted
80
Old SAT I Writing 400
Redesigned SAT I Writing 23
ACT English/Writing section 17
IELTS 6.5

Note: The minimum scores for all entrance exams may be changed without prior notice.

Based on your test results, you may be required to take, or may be exempted from, certain courses at LAU. The chart below explains the basic rules:

Your score

Placement rules

EEE 400–449
Internet-based TOEFL 55–65
Old SAT I Writing 320–350
Redesigned SAT I Writing 18-20
ACT Writing 12-13
IELTS 5.5
You will be placed in the Intensive English Program and start with ENG002 (Intensive English II). Your next course would be ENG003 (Intensive English III). You are not allowed to start with the major courses.
EEE 450–499
Internet-based TOEFL 66–79
Old SAT I Writing 360–390
Redesigned SAT I Writing 21-22
ACT Writing 14-16
IELTS 6
You will be placed in the Intensive English Program and start with ENG003 (Intensive English III). You are not allowed to start with the major courses.
EEE 500–549
Internet-based TOEFL 80–89
Old SAT I Writing 400–459
Redesigned SAT I Writing 23-26
ACT Writing 17-19
IELTS 6.5
The first English course you have to register for is ENG009 (Remedial English), a non-credit course (three hours of instruction weekly, but no credits are counted)
EEE 550–599
Internet-based TOEFL 90–100
Old SAT I Writing 460–519
Redesigned SAT I Writing 27-29
ACT Writing 20-22
IELTS 7
 The first English course you have to register for is ENG101 (Academic English I). You are exempt from ENG009 (Remedial English).
EEE 600–649
Internet-based TOEFL 101–110
Old SAT I Writing 520–579
Redesigned SAT I Writing 30-32
ACT Writing 23-25
IELTS 7.5
The first English course you have to register for is ENG102 (Academic English II).
You are exempt from ENG009 (Remedial English) and ENG101 (Academic English I).
EEE 650 & above
Internet-based TOEFL 111 & above
Old SAT I Writing 580 & above
Redesigned SAT I Writing 33 & above
ACT Writing 26 & above
IELTS 8 & above
 The first English course you have to register for is ENG 202 (Advanced Academic English)
You are exempt from ENG009 (Remedial English), ENG101 (Academic English I), and ENG102 (Academic English II).

 

Application Deadlines

  • Late- Fall 2017: July 15, 2017
    Undergraduate application
    Graduate application
  • June 20, 2017: Early deadline for M.A. in Visual Narrative
  • July, 15, 2017: Deadline for M.S. in Molecular Biology
  • August 11, 2017: Deadline for M.A. in Applied Economics

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