Language Proficiency Tests

The following test scores reflect the level of English language proficiency required for each program level listed.  Students are required to take one of the tests listed and request the testing agency to submit an official score report directly to Saint Mary’s.

Undergraduate Program

Minimum score internet-based TOEFL:  72
Minimum score paper-based TOEFL:  533
Minimum score IELTS:  6.0
Minimum score Old SAT: Critical Reading + Math total:  900 (450 or higher on Critical Reading)
Minimum score New SAT: Reading Test + Math Test total:  50 (25 or higher on Reading Test)
Minimum score MELAB: 74%
Minimum score PTE Academic: 51
Minimum score ITEP: 4.0

English Language Bridge program (ELB)

Minimum score internet-based TOEFL:  58
Minimum score paper-based TOEFL:  493
Minimum score IELTS:  5.5
Minimum score Old SAT: Critical Reading + Math total:  820 (minimum 410 on the Critical Reading)
Minimum score New SAT: Reading Test + Math Test total:  46 (minimum 23 on the Reading Test)
Minimum score MELAB: 66%
Minimum score PTE Academic: 45
Minimum score ITEP: 3.5

English as a Second Language program (ESL)

Score range internet-based TOEFL:  less than 58
Score range paper-based TOEFL:  less than 490
Score range IELTS: 0 - 5.0
Score range on Old SAT: Critical Reading + Math total: 0 - 810 (0 - 400 on Critical Reading)
Score range on New SAT: Reading Test + Math Test: 0 – 45 ( 0 – 22 on Reading Test)
Score range MELAB: less than 66%
Score range PTE Academic: less than 45
Score range ITEP: less than 3.5