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English Proficiency Scores

English is the official language of instruction at LAU and applicants must demonstrate 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
Redesigned SAT I Writing 23
ACT English/Writing section 7
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
Redesigned SAT I Writing 18–20
ACT Writing 5
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
Redesigned SAT I Writing 21–22
ACT Writing 6
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
Redesigned SAT I Writing 23–26
ACT Writing 7
IELTS 6.5
The first English course you must 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
Redesigned SAT I Writing 27–29
ACT Writing 8
IELTS 7
The first English course you must register for is ENG101 Academic English I. You are exempt from ENG009 Remedial English.
EEE 600–649
Internet-based TOEFL 101–110
Redesigned SAT I Writing 30–32
ACT Writing 9
IELTS 7.5
The first English course you must register for is ENG102 Academic English II.
You are exempt from ENG009 Remedial English and ENG101 Academic English I.
EEE 650 or higher
Internet-based TOEFL 111 or higher
Redesigned SAT I Writing 33 or higher
ACT Writing 10 or higher
IELTS 8 or higher
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.