Undergraduate English Language Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker of English, you must prove an adequate level of English language proficiency, even if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and regardless of how long you have resided or been educated in the U.S.

You must fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the ways described below before admission will be granted.

Testing Information

We are aware that the current coronavirus outbreak has resulted in widespread English test center closures in many regions. In response to this, we will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test. Applicants may take the Duolingo test online and request scores be sent directly to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. A minimum score of 105 is required.

You should complete an assessment well in advance of your intended starting term.  The TOEFL and IELTS are offered throughout the world.  Test scores may take 2-8 weeks to arrive at UM-Dearborn depending on the location and test-taking method.

You may take the TOEFLIELTS, or DuoLingo tests more than once, and only your most recent score will be considered. Test scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

Proficiency Test

Admission IELTS Internet-Based
Minimum Score
for Full Academic Admission
6.5 80 213 550


For testing information and registration materials, please contact:

100 East Corson Street, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA  91103, U.S.A.
Telephone: 626-564-2954

P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ, 08541,U.S.A. 
Telephone: 609-771-7600

5900 Penn Ave, Second FL
Pittsburgh, PA 15206, U.S.A. 
Telephone: 412-567-6602

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

1145 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5100
Fax: 313-436-9167