All students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English before admission to IPFW. Prospective ESL students must take the TOEFL or Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (available locally) to be admitted to IPFW. Students will be admitted and assigned to an advising unit based on their test scores. They must write an English placement essay following admission to determine which writing and/or reading classes they need. The only students exempt from this requirement are those who provide credit for freshman composition taken at accredited colleges or universities.
There are two ways to demonstrate proficiency: