2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Proficiency

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The main language of instruction at Walden is English; therefore, academic success depends upon a student’s ability to converse in, write, and understand English. Therefore, if a candidate does not meet at least one of the following exemptions, he or she will be required to submit a score of an official test of English proficiency (see table below with minimum scores):

a.  The candidate is a permanent resident of one of the following countries: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, or the United States. 

b. The admitting degree is from an institution where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was in English, and for which verification is available through the International Handbook of Universities, published and edited by IAU/UNESCO. Additional information may be requested from the applicant’s university registrar’s office to verify that the instruction was conducted in English.

English Proficiency Test Minimum Required Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

paper-based: 550; computer-based: 213; internet-based: 79

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 82
Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 overall band score
Pearson Test of English 53