English Proficiency

English Proficiency Requirement

The School of Allied Health Professions wants all students to be successful in their coursework and be active participants in the educational experience. Therefore, all students whose native language (or language of nurture) is not English need to show proof of English proficiency for admission to UNMC. All students must possess the ability to read English with ease, understand English as used in health professions educational and clinical settings, and express thoughts quickly and efficiently in spoken as well as written English.

English proficiency for institutional entrance into an SAHP program can be demonstrated by any one of the following ways:

  • Paper-based TOEFL* exam with minimum score of 577 (scores must be no more than two years old)
  • Internet-based TOEFL* exam with minimum score of 90 (scores must be a minimum of 20 in each individual section and no more than two years old)
  • Successful completion** of 45 semester hours (or equivalent) of coursework at a college or community college in the United States (excluding English as a Second Language or remedial courses). No more than 15 of the 45 hours can be completed in an online or correspondence course.

* Test of English as a Foreign Language (The UNMC institution code for reporting TOEFL scores is 6896.)
** Successful completion requires the student to earn a grade of C or better for the course.

Foreign Transcript Requirement

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