Who can petition?
If you have met any of the following conditions, you may petition to waiver additional English Proficiency Requirements:
Complete Qualifying Courses, Degrees or Diplomas
College Level English courses
Applicants who have successfully completed with a “B” or higher Composition 1 and 2 and a Speaking course at an accredited college or university in the U.S., or one of the below listed English-speaking countries.
Earned College hours
Applicants who transfer with 60 credits and a GPA of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or one of the below listed English-speaking countries.
Demonstrate Qualified Employment Experience
Applicants who have a minimum of two years of professional employment experience in the U.S. or one of the below listed English-speaking countries. This demonstration is subject to employer verification.
Complete a Qualifying Academic Program
U.S. High School: Official transcript showing graduation from accredited U.S. high school or U.S. Department of Defense School overseas-attended for at least 3 years
U.S. Degree: Official transcript of completed U.S. accredited Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree
Degrees outside of the U.S. that qualify:
1) High School Diploma or 2) College/University Degree or 3) Citizenship from one of the below English-speaking countries (not the United States). Qualifying degrees must be completed in full from these nations. Official transcripts and degrees will require an evaluation to be completed by a company that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Antigua and Barbuda
Cameroon (Southwest, Northwest only)
Canada (except Quebec)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Federated States of Micronesia
Isle of Man
Palau, the Pacific Islands of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands