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Language Requirements

Students entering Northwest are required to have a reading, writing, and conversational knowledge of the English language.

If the student's native language is not English, then he or she is required to meet minimum score requirements on one of the following tests:

Standard Testing Graduate Undergrad NIAS
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169/176 162 169
Duolingo 95/100 90 95
EIKEN Level 1
(2630/2700)
Pre-1
(2304)
Level 1
(2630)
GTEC 1190 1100 1119
IELTS 6.0/6.5 5.5 6
iTEP 3.7/3.9 3.5 3.7
MET 50/59 46 50
PTE 53 44 50
SAKAE N/A 11-12 13-15
TOEFL 71/79* 61 65
TOEIC 668/730 586 624

* First score is for MSACS program, second is for all other Graduate programs