English Language Proficiency Requirements
English language proficiency requirements for admission to Pratt:
TOEFL scores are required for non-native speakers of English. Check with the admissions office for undergraduate requirements and individual programs for minimum TOEFL scores required for graduates.
Incoming English test for new students:
All international graduate and undergraduate students whose TOEFL score is below 600 are required to take the English Proficiency Exam when they get to Pratt. According to the results, students will either be placed in an IEP class or will be considered "exempt."
Progress in the IEP:
Pratt policy states that:
Any undergraduate international student who has been enrolled in three Intensive English courses without having exempted from (passed) the program will be moved to probationary status during his/her fourth semester.
Any graduate international student who has been enrolled in two Intensive English courses without having exempted from (passed) the program will be moved to probationary status after his/her second semester.
If the undergraduate student fails to exempt from the IEP at the end of the fourth semester of study, or if the graduate student fails to exempt from the IEP at the end of the second semester, s/he will be advised of the reasons for being placed on IEP probation, then offered the option of: 1) voluntary withdrawal from the Institute or, 2) full-time enrollment in the Summer Certificate Program (SCP), and/or Certificate of English Proficiency (CEP) Program in order to meet the Institute English requirement of exemption. After meeting the language requirement, affected students are eligible to return to full-time degree study.