As of the Fall 2013 Term, all non-native English speaking undergraduate and graduate international applicants must demonstrate English language competency in one of the following 6 ways BEFORE they can enroll in a degree program at UNH:
Exception: For the following graduate-master's level-engineering degrees, the minimum TOEFL score will remain at 75 IBT and the minimum IELTS score will remain at 6.0. These programs will also accept a minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50, the APP-EAP Certificate of Completion of Advanced Level 4, or the ELS-EAP Certificate of Completion of Level 112.
The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663.
Please Note: the following graduate programs require higher English test scores and do not accept either the APP-EAP Certificate of Completion for Advanced Level 4 or ELS-EAP Certificate of Completion of Level 112:
The University of New Haven offers Conditional Admission-in the form of a conditional acceptance letter only-to international students who are academically admissible but need to improve their English language abilities before beginning their academic studies at the University of New Haven.
The University of New Haven does not issue conditional I-20s for students seeking F-1 visa status if they have only been granted "Conditional Admission".
This means that if you have no TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test scores or if you have a low TOEFL score (below 80 IBT) or a low IELTS score (below 6.5) or a low PTE score (below 53), you can still apply to the undergraduate or graduate degree program of your choice at UNH. If the Admissions Committee determines that your application meets all the requirements for admission except for the English language requirement, you will be granted "Conditional Acceptance" also known as "Conditional Admission".
Conditional Admission provides you with the assurance that once you meet the university's English language and financial requirements, you will receive a Univeristy of New Haven I-20 and you will be allowed to enroll and begin your academic classes at the University of New Haven. Conditionally accepted students may opt to apply for an English language training I-20 through the University of New Haven Academic Preparatory program (UNH-APP) or ELS New Haven, which will allow them to come to the U.S. to study English as a Second Language before starting their academic classes at the University of New Haven. Please read below for more information.
The University of New Haven Academic Preparatory Program is a comprehensive pre-academic English for academic purposes program. It addresses the needs of students who intend to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree studies at the University of New Haven upon completion of their Academic Preparatory Program. Designed to prepare students for optimal academic success, content is specifically tailored to a student's major, and support for adjusting to American culture is included as part of this program. Academic English training, IELTS and TOEFL test prep, and academic study skills are provided to students during each 4-month semester term.
For more information on this program, please visit the Academic Preparatory Program website.
ELS-New Haven offers Intensive English training to non-English speakers. The ELS "English for Academic Purposes (EAP)" program consists of 12 levels, from the basic to the advanced levels; each ELS session is 4 weeks in duration. Students are able to enroll at the start of any session during the year. A separate ELS application is required.
If you are seeking conditional admission, you need to send a separate ELS Application to ELS-New Haven. For more information on how to apply to ELS and how to obtain an ELS I-20, please visit the ELS-New Haven web site.
ELS-New Haven contact person is:
Kaitlyn Marusa, Center Director
Address: 1211 Campbell Avenue - Charger Plaza
West Haven, CT 06516