International Evidence of English Proficiency

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International applicants are required to submit evidence of English proficiency by successfully completing one of the following areas:

  • An Official TOEFL Score: A minimum score of 500 PBT (paper based) or 61 iBT (internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) is required of all international students whose native language is not English. When requesting that scores be sent directly to UW Platteville, please use institution code 1917.
  • An Official IELTS Score: A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System. 
  • International Transfer Students: Students transferring from United States colleges and universities may be excused from the TOEFL if they have demonstrated competence in English through courses taken at such institutions and have earned grades of "B" or higher in English composition courses and speech or two English composition courses.
  • Program in ESL at UW-Madison Students: Students who enroll at Program in English as a Second Language at UW-Madison (http://www.english.wisc.edu/esl/) in Madison, Wisconsin may seek a conditional admission letter from UW-Platteville if they meet all other admission requirements at UW-Platteville. When a student, conditionally admitted, completes his/her coursework at the Program in ESL at UW-Madison, the Program in ESL’s will provide UW-Platteville with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed transfer verification form.
  • WESLI Students: Students who enroll at Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (http://www.wesli.com/) in Madison, Wisconsin may seek a conditional admission letter from UW-Platteville if they meet all other admission requirements at UW-Platteville. When a student, conditionally admitted, completes his/her coursework at WESLI, WESLI will provide UW-Platteville with the following to 'finalize' the admission: a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, completion of the 700 level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test; a copy of the current visa; and a completed transfer verification form.
  • MESLS Students: Students who enroll at Madison English as a Second Language School (http://www.mesls.org/) in Madison, Wisconsin may seek a conditional admission letter from UW-Platteville if they meet all other admission requirements at UW-Platteville. When a student, conditionally admitted, completes his/her coursework at MESLS, MESLS will provide UW-Platteville with the following to 'finalize' the admission: a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, completion of the 302 or Advanced level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test; a copy of the current I-20; and a completed UW-Platteville Transfer Clearance Form.

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