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Options for UIC Graduate Applicants

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The Tutorium supports graduate programs that want options for recruiting highly qualified international students. We offer three options for graduate programs to admit qualified international applicants whose first language is not English.

1.  Grad+Professional Skills

Admitted students take our support courses in addition to the minimum number (9 credit hours or more) of graduate academic courses to supplement their professional communication skills. Our Advanced Professional Skills series assists non-native English speakers and/or international students build their communication skills to be successful in U.S. Academia and a global workforce.

2.  Intensive English pre-Grad

Prospective students attend our Intensive English Program (IEP) and transition to a graduate program upon IEP completion.

3. English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

No scores, no worries! UIC applicants can use the Tutorium’s English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) as a replacement for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.

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 Recommended Minimum Total Score for Full Admission: Grad+Professional SkillsIntensive English pre-Grad
(If total score is less than below, students should attend the Intensive English pre-Grad Program)
TOEFL iBT70<70
IELTS Academic5.5<5.5
PTE Academic47<47
TOEFL rPT52<52