Students who earned a bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must submit scores from the TOEFL, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE exam that are no more than two years old.
The following scores are sufficient to demonstrate the requisite proficiency in English for admission directly into Pace's academic programs:
- TOEFL scores of 570 (paper-based version), 230 (computer-based version), 88/89 (Internet-based version).
- IELTS score of 7.0
- Pearson PTE score of 60
If you are applying to programs within the Lubin School of Business, or the MA in Media and Communication Arts:
- TOEFL scores of 600 (paper-based version), 250 (computer-based version), 100 (Internet-based version)
- IELTS score of 7.5
- Pearson PTE score of 68
If you are applying to programs within the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems:
- TOEFL score of 78+ (Internet-based version)
- IELTS score of 6.5+
- Pearson PTE score of 52+
Westchester Campus (White Plains): 2644
New York City Campus: 2635
Global Pathways Bridge Program
If your TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE scores are below the minimums stated above or Admission determines that you need additional English language preparation to be a fully matriculated student, you could be a candidate for the Pace University Global Pathways Bridge Program. Once you submit your application, the Admission Committee will advise you about being admitted into this program.
Citizens from the following countries are waived from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Scotland, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Belize, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda.
All accepted students are required to take University Placement Exams prior to registration. Students may be restricted to intensive English course work for at least one semester, which may extend the length of time and cost of completing a degree.