Global Gateway Program

University entry and English requirement for international students

International student admission

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University entry and English requirement for international students

Since the Global Gateway degree pathway program will improve your language proficiency to satisfy the University's English level admission requirements, students are admitted with lower English levels than those required for direct entry to a University degree.


English language level: Undergraduate pathway

The Global Gateway Program accepts TOEFL, IELTS, or Password English test scores for admission purposes. If you have neither a TOEFL nor IELTS score, you have the option of the Password English test. Contact us to arrange to take the free Password test.

You do not need to take an English test if you have completed at least 3 years of full time study in an English-speaking country or in an international school where teaching, assessment and examination was in English

Minimum English level Undergraduate pathway
TOEFL iBT 55
5.5 IELTS
5.5 Password Test
3-term Global Gateway Program*
TOEFL iBT 65
6.0 IELTS
6.0 Password Test
2-term Global Gateway Program
TOEFL iBT 80
6.5 IELTS
6.5 Password Test
1-term Global Gateway Program
TOEFL iBT 90
6.5 IELTS
Direct entry to an undergraduate degree or admission through the Global Gateway Program

* 1-term English for Academic Purposes, followed by 2-term Global Gateway Program

The length of your program depends on your English level as determined by English tests on arrival at the University of Vermont.


Academic entry requirements: Undergraduate pathway

Global Gateway Program and Direct Entry applicants:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA (Grade Point Average) equivalent
  • Completion of the equivalent of US high school
  • During High School, you must have studied:
    • 2 years of the same foreign language (American Sign Language meets this requirement)
    • 3 years of a natural or physical science, including a laboratory science
    • 3 years of social sciences
    • 3 years of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, and geometry, or equivalents)
    • 4 years of English
  • Specific requirements depending on the academic school or college that you are applying to at the University of Vermont. See below:
Academic school or college (list of majors): Additional academic requirements Recommended academic study
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & LIFE SCIENCES Science majors: 1 year of biology; 1 year of chemistry 1 year of physics;
At least 1 year of mathematics beyond the standard requirement (pre-calculus or calculus preferred).
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Course work across the span of liberal arts disciplines; 4 years of mathematics, including trigonometry; Foreign language study all 4 years of high school
GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
4 years of math with high achievement, including at least 1 year beyond Algebra II. Trigonometry, pre-calculus, or calculus preferred.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES

Human Development & Family Studies major: 1 year of biology.
Social Work major: 1 year of biology.
Teacher education majors: mathematics and science course work beyond the minimum.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 4 years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus.
Engineering majors: 1 year of chemistry and 1 year of physics.
All other majors: 2 years of a laboratory-based science.

THE RUBENSTEIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
1 year of biology; 1 year of chemistry or physics; Additional year of college preparatory math beyond Algebra II.

COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES All majors: 1 year of biology; 1 year of chemistry; 4 years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus.
Exercise and movement science major: 1 year of physics.
Radiation therapy major: 1 year of physics.
Nuclear medicine technology major: 1 year of physics.
Athletic training major: 1 year of physics.

English language level: Graduate pathway

Minimum English level Graduate pathway
TOEFL iBT 75
6.0 IELTS
2-term GGP PMP
TOEFL iBT 85
6.5 IELTS
1-term GGP PMP

Academic entry requirements: Graduate pathway

Minimum 2.75 GPA in the undergraduate discipline of the master’s program and strong academic achievement in core disciplinary coursework.