Who can petition?

If you have met any of the following conditions, you may petition to waive additional English Proficiency Requirements:

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).

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
Cameroon (Southwest, Northwest only)
Canada (except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Christmas Island
Cook Islands
Dominica
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guam
Guyana
Ireland
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Montserrat
New Zealand
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Ireland
Palau, the Pacific Islands of
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Scotland
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Africa
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Bahamas
The Gambia
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Virgin Islands
Wales
Zambia
Zimbabwe