|Subject : ADMISSIONS||Title : APPLICANT FLUENCY IN ENGLISH||Coding : 1.5.1|
|Responsible Executive : Associate Dean for Academic Affairs||Responsible Office : SHP Office of Enrollment Management|
|Adopted : 7/05||Amended : 4/08, 12/12, 4/14||Last Reviewed : 04/2014|
|This policy ensures that persons admitted to SHP programs are sufficiently fluent in the English language to facilitate learning at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.|
|The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and SHP Manager of Admissions are responsible for compliance with this policy. Program Directors are responsible for providing advisement which is consistent with the policy.|
English Proficiency Examination Requirements
To aid in the determination of whether students’ secondary schooling was outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language, the Office of Admissions will provide an exhibit attached to this policy listing countries in which English is the principal language. This document will be updated on an annual basis.
SHP accepts Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other standardized tests with prior approval from the Office of Admissions to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants.
Please note: Students who have earned a grade of "B" or better in a college-level English Composition I and II course at an accredited US college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement. English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, or any courses taken outside the US, are not acceptable. Please also note that Rutgers University does not accept correspondence or online courses for the language proficiency requirement.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Countries that have English as a Primary Language
APPLICANT FLUENCY IN ENGLISH
Amended: 4/08, 12/12, 4/14