CON English as a Second Language - Undergraduate Students version October 2012
|UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
|English as a Second Language Undergraduate Students
|Section 5.0 - Policy
|Originating Date: March, 1987
|Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee
|J:/RESOURCE MANUAL/Table of Contents College of Nursing Resource Manual
- Applicants whose language of nurture is not English must present current (within the last 5 years) scores from instruments that measure listening, structure, reading, writing and oral communication competency in the English Language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English are acceptable examinations to demonstrate English language competency.
- The minimum scoring standards are:
- Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): minimum score of 22 in the Reading, Listening and Writing sections and a minimum score of 26 in the Speaking section.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum score of 59 in the Reading, Listening and Writing sections and a minimum score of 71 in the Speaking section.
- International applicants who originate from a country whose native language is English will be evaluated individually
- Any student who presents with a question of English proficiency upon faculty or student service advisor interview must demonstrate English proficiency according to the standards listed in #2.