All courses at Alderson Broaddus University are taught in English and as such, we require a college level understanding of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.

If you are applying from a country where English is the official language, nothing more needs to be done. However, we reserve the right to ask for testing if English is not your primary language. Click here for a list of exempt countries.

If you are applying where English is not your primary language, you must complete one of the following English proficiency exams and score at or above the following levels. When you take these tests, please indicate you would like your official scores sent to Alderson Broaddus University.

TOEFL internet-based test 79
IELTS 6.5
Pearson (PTE English Exam) 53
Duolingo 105

For help in preparing for the TOEFL, prospective students can consult Go Grad, which has recently released a comprehensive guidebook to help plan and prepare for the TOEFL, including helpful test-taking strategies, videos, steps for preparation, study tips, tutoring resources, and more. What to Expect can be viewed at Go Grad.

If you still need English proficiency: You may apply to Alderson Broaddus University for conditional admission after you complete an English Intensive Program. Consult the International Student Coordinator at mckaypc@ab.edu or admissions@ab.edu for more information.


Meet your International Student Coordinator

Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor
Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor

304-457-6257
304-457-6239