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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.
102
 
Internet-based TOEFL. LAU code: 2595
The institutional TOEFL is not accepted
80
SAT I Writing 23
ACT English/Writing section 7
IELTS 6.5
Duolingo English Test 
For spring and summer 2023
As of fall 2023

105
115

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 52–101
  • IB TOEFL 55–79
  • SAT I Writing 18–22
  • ACT Writing 5-6
  • IELTS 5.5-6
  • Duolingo English Test:
    • 85-100 for spring and summer 2023
    • 95-110 as of fall 2023

You will be placed in the Intensive English Program and start with IEP003. You are not allowed to start with the major courses.

  • EEE 102–122
  • IB TOEFL 80–89
  • SAT I Writing 23–26
  • ACT Writing 7
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test
    • 105-110 for spring and summer 2023
    • 115-120 as of fall 2023

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 123–134
  • IB TOEFL 90–100
  • SAT I Writing 27–29
  • ACT Writing 8
  • IELTS 7
  • Duolingo English Test
    • 115-120 for spring and summer 2023
    • 125-130 as of fall 2023

The first English course you must register for is ENG101 Academic English I. You are exempt from ENG009 Remedial English.

  • EEE 135–147
  • IB TOEFL 101–110
  • SAT I Writing 30–32
  • ACT Writing 9
  • IELTS 7.5
  • Duolingo English Test
    • 125-130 for spring and summer 2023
    • 135-140 as of fall 2023

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 148–160
  • IB TOEFL 111 or higher
  • SAT I Writing 33 or higher
  • ACT Writing 10 or higher
  • IELTS 8 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test
    • 135 or higher for spring and summer 2023
    • 145 or higher for fall 2023

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.