TOEFL Testing Available

The University of Michigan-Flint is a testing center for the TOEFL internet-based test. TOEFL testing is administered through the Office of Extended Learning.  Prospective test takers must sign-up for this test via

Important Update Regarding the English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) will not be accepting applications nor offering courses for the remainder of 2019 (Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters). If you are interested in the ELP, please submit your application for Winter, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the International Center at or at 810-762-0867.


Click here for a list of countries that the University of Michigan-Flint does not usually require an English proficiency score from.

UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program Completion of UM-Flint ELP Level 5 with grade 'B' or higher.  See details below.
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
ECPE Certificate of Proficiency
ELS Certificate of Completion (ELS Level 112)
English School of Canada Completion of ESC University Pathway Program
IELTS (Academic Writing NOT General Training)

5.5 overall band

ILSC Education Group Completion of ILSC University Pathway Program (Academic Preparation Level A1)
International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) Completion of ILAC University Pathway Program
iTep Academic Level 4.5 or higher
MLC (Michigan Language Cen ter) Advanced Star 1
Pearson PTE Academic 50


61-80 (Internet Based)
500 (Paper Based)
173 (Computer Based)

VGC International College Level 7
ACT 20 (English)
SAT Old SAT Score: 480 (Critical Reading)
New SAT Score: 26 (Reading)
  • Transfer students from a U.S. institution must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at an accredited institution with completion of courses equivalent to our ENG 111 and/or ENG 112 receiving a "C" or higher.
  • Freshman students who have attended four years in a U.S. high school with grades of "C"/2.0 or better in all English classes; Must submit official transcripts to verify.
UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program for Conditionally Admitted Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate freshman and transfer students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement may be admitted to the UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program on a conditional basis.

  • Students admitted to the English Language Program with a 5.0 overall IELTS score (or the equivalent) as confirmed by the English Placement Test (EPT), may be placed in Level Six full-time. Students in Level Six may also have the option of concurrently taking up to 4 credit hours of select academic courses.  
  • Enrolled students will matriculate as a UM-Flint degree-seeking student upon successful completion of ELP full-time (Level Six) with a grade 'B' or better.
  • Students in the English Language Pathway Program are required to enroll in LIN104 during their first year of academic studies after successful completion of the ELP.


Graduate students must submit one of the following

UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program

Completion of UM-Flint ELP Level 6 with grade 'B' or higher.  See details below.
IELTS(Academic Writing NOT General Training) 6.5 overall band
ECPE Certificate of Proficiency
TOEFL 84 (internet-based) - overall score


*NOTE: UM-Flint's TOEFL institution code is 1853