English Language Requirements

English Proficiency for Admission

  • No TOEFL/IELTS score is required for admission into LWTech’s Intensive English Program.
  • Students will be tested on arrival at orientation just prior to the start of the quarter. Students testing directly into academic programs, will then be issued a new I-20 for their academic program.
  • LWTech offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) and Bridge Program. Students who submit an application without TOEFL/IELTS scores will be issued an I-20 that indicates English Language Training as their intended program. Students will then take a free English Assessment Test at the orientation just prior to the start of the quarter. Those students who test into college level classes will be issued a new I-20 that indicates their intended college program.

Placement into Academic Courses 

Students with the following qualifying test scores will be placed directly into their intended college program. 

  • TOEFL: iBT 70 (Minimum in each: Reading–15, Listening–15, Speaking–18, Writing–21)
  • IELTS: Band of 6.0 (minimum 6.0 in each section)

The official TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be submitted directly to the International Office with the International Student Application form


Native English Proficiency

If you have completed both primary and secondary education in one of the following countries, you may claim native English proficiency:

  • Australia
  • Canada (English-speaking provinces)
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

You must provide the names and dates for all the primary and secondary schools attended along with the rest of your application materials.