1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Applicants who meet the academic and financial requirements for admission to the University of Arkansas but who have not achieved the required English proficiency will be offered conditional admission and be required to attend the intensive English program through Spring International Language Center. Final admission may be granted by meeting one of the following requirements:
1. Achieving the minimum satisfactory score on one of the following standardized test:
• TOEFL PBT - 550
• TOEFL iBT - 79
• IELTS 6.5
• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) - 58
2. Meetings the requirements of the English Proficiency Test Alternative
• For Undergraduates:
If a conditionally admitted undergraduate student has spent at least one 9-week term enrolled in Spring International Language Center, has reached level 5 or 6 with a B average and has the recommendation of the Director of Spring International, that student can proceed to academic enrollment in the next available term.
• For Graduates:
If a conditionally admitted graduate student has spent at least one 9-week term enrolled in Spring International Language Center, has reached level 6 with grades of a B or above and has the recommendation of the Director of Spring International, that student can proceed to full-time graduate enrollment upon Graduate School approval.
Both graduate and undergraduate students recommended for admission by alternative or Committee petition must enroll in any ELAC (English Language and Cultural Studies Program) required or recommended course.
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Spring International Language Center (SILC) at the University of Arkansas is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and continues to uphold the highest standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation is recognized by the United States Department of Education. SILC is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.