Entry-Level English at SLU-Madrid
If you have not studied at a U.S. high school, then you must provide SLU-Madrid evidence of your proficiency in academic English. We encourage you to do so through submitting TOEFL IBT exam results to us prior to arrival. SLU-Madrid's institutional code is 7763. See Placement Scores below for additional ways to demonstrate your proficiency in English.
TOEFL ITP at SLU-Madrid
SLU-Madrid offers institutional, paper-based TOEFL exams (TOEFL ITP) at the beginning and end of every semester. These official exams are corrected by external examiners; the students who take them receive official score reports from Educational Testing Services (ETS). These reports, however, are valid only for placement at SLU-Madrid. If you would like to take the TOEFL IPT with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming dates for the TOEFL ITP and SLU-Madrid's writing placement exams (SLUWE/TWE):
- Dec. 16, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. (TOEFL ITP) / Dec. 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (SLUWE).
- Jan. 10, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. (TWE and TOEFL ITP).
- May 8, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. (TOEFL ITP) / May 10, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. (SLUWE).
- Aug. 29, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. (TWE and TOEFL ITP).
- Dec. 18, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. (TOEFL ITP) / Dec. 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. (SLUWE).
Based on the evidence you provide, SLU-Madrid will place you in either SLU-Madrid's One-Semester Bridge Program or ENGL 1500 The Process of Composition.
If your placement scores are higher than those listed below for ENGL 1500, you may be eligible to take ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research or ENGL 1920 Advanced Writing for Professionals, both of which fulfill 3 credits of the Eloquentia Perfecta requirement of the University Undergraduate Core Curriculum. For placement into these courses, you will need to take SLU's English Writing Placement Test. Additional information about this test will be provided to you upon your confirmation.
See also SLU's Credit by Exams for information about credits and course equivalencies for College Board Advanced Placement Tests, the International Baccalaureate program, and programs that offer college-level coursework to high school students.
SLU-Madrid's One-Semester Bridge Program
Two courses that help you consolidate your academic English skills while taking courses that lead to your SLU degree.
- Scholarships: Your merit scholarship is applied.
- Tuition: SLU-Madrid's full-time undergraduate tuition rate.
- Credits: During your first semester as a SLU-Madrid student, the six credits of English preparation do not count toward your SLU degree. You may take up to twelve credits in other subjects.
For Placement into the One-Semester Bridge Program
Students who are placed into the One-Semester Bridge program DO NOT need to take any further placement exams. However, we encourage them to take SLU-Madrid's TOEFL ITP on arrival to confirm their level.
|Test Type||Minimum Score|
|TOEFL ITP (SLU Institutional TOEFL) + SLUWE||500 + 3.0|
|Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)||59|
|TOEFL IBT Home Edition||59|
|IELA||176 with 169 in Writing and Listening|
|Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE)||Grade C or higher|
For Placement into ENGL 1500
Students placed in ENGL 1500 may be eligible to take ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research or ENGL 1920 Advanced Writing for Professionals. For placement into one of these two courses, you must take SLU's English Writing Placement Test. Information about this placement test will be emailed to you once upon confirmation.
|Test Type||Minimum Score|
|TOEFL ITP (SLU Institutional TOEFL) + SLUWE||550 + 4.0|
|Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)||80|
|TOEFL IBT Home Edition||80|
|IELTS||6.5 with 6.0 in Reading and Writing|
|IELA||185 with 176 in Writing and Listening|
|IB English B: Standard Level (Final Score)||6|
|IB English B: Higher Level (Final Score)||5|
|IB English A: Language and Literature: Standard Level (Final Score)||4|
|IB English A: Language and Literature: Higher Level (Final Score)||3|
|IB English A: Literature: Standard and Higher Level (Final Score)||3|
|GCSE/IGCSE: in English (not English as a Second Language)||B|
|GCE A/AS/AICE Level: English or English Language||C|
|Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE)||Level C1 or higher|