Admissions Entry Requirements into International Freshman Year (Undergraduate)

Country
ONCAMPUS Boston
Illinois Tech 
US Citizens
Accepted US Citizens and Green Card Holders ACCEPTED
Sponsored Students
Accepted Accepted
Age restrictions
17 at the start of term. 16 year olds must be borderlined (should turn 17 within first semester) 17 at the start of term
Study Years
Completed High/Secondary School (10, 11 or 12 Years depending on educational system in the country of qualification) Completed High/Secondary School (10, 11 or 12 Years depending on educational system in the country of qualification)
Borderlines
Accepted (from GPA 1.6 and above); to be referred to Centre Head for final decision No Borderline for Jan 2020
SAT Levels
Not Required Not Required
English Level

IFY: From 50 TOEFL iBT or IELTS 4.5/equivalent or Stafford House English Level 4

See English by centre tab for other options

2 years’ study in a US High School in the US and Overseas is accepted in lieu of English test

65 TOEFL iBT / IELTS 5.5, or equivalent 
(see English by centre tab for full list of acceptable English tests / evidence of English)
Afghanistan Baccalauria/Grade 12 transcript or certificate, 55%+ average (either final or 3 years) Baccalauria/Grade 12 transcript or certificate, 55%+ average (either final or 3 years)
Albania Completion of high school education with Certificate of Maturity with min 3/5 or 5/10 in relevant subjects High School Education with Certificate of Maturity with min 6/10 in relevant subjects
Angola Secondary school Certificate (Grade 12) with min overall grade of 10  Secondary School Certificate (Grade 12) with min overall grade of 12
Armenia Certificate of Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) with min grade 8 in relevant subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) with min grade 4/5 or 7/10 or 13/20 in relevant subjects
Australia Completion of Year 12: min. 60% Year 12 with 60%, Grade B or Credit
Azerbaijan Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - min average grade 3.0 on a 5-point scale Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with average grade 3.3 on a 5-point scale
Bahrain Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate): min. 50% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 60% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects
Bangladesh HSC: min average 40% HSC with average 50%
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects.  Cambridge Overseas School Certificate grades 1 - 7 in 4 or more subjects. 
Brunei Cambridge O level - 
D grades in 4 or more subjects, OR
3-9 grades in 4 or more subjects (New System)
Cambridge O level - B grades in 1 subject and at least 4 Grade C’s
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary School: min. Grade D in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects.
Baccalaureate with min grade 6
Diploma of Upper Secondary School: overall at least 4 subjects at Grade D and above (including relevant subjects), with at least 2 subjects at min Grade C , or Baccalaureate with min grade 7
Cameroon Minimum overall grade 10 in Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with 10+ in all relevant subjects Minimum overall grade 11 (?) in Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with 11+ in all relevant subjects
Canada Completion of Year 12: min. 60% Completion of Year 12 with Grade B/C or 60%
China

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate (SH3) 60% average Senior High School Grade 11 (SH2) + Huikao with 70% overall and must pass all core subjects

Vocational high School is accepted if 3 years with a minimum of 60% and at least 60% in 4 Core Subjects: (Maths, Languages, Sciences, Politics, History, Geography)

MUST HAVE MATHS AND ENGLISH

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate 65% average.
Must complete Senior 3, Huikao not accepted
Colombia Bachillerato - 5 relevant subjects inc. Maths Acceptable (A) or above, or ICFES - 4 relevant subjects inc. Maths at 60%+ Bachillerato Academico/Tecnico 
Minimum average grade 60% or 3.0/5
Gambia West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 in 4 or more subjects. West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 6 in 4 or more subjects.
Georgia Certificate of Secondary Education with min average grade of 6.0 on a 10-point scale/ 3.0 on the 4-point scale/D on a letter scale in relevant subjects Certificate of Secondary Education with min average grade of 6.5 on a 10-point scale/ 3.3 on the 5-point scale/ C on a letter scale in relevant subjects
Ghana WAEC-SSCE Grade E8 average, with a minimum C6 in English West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 6 in 4 or more subjects.
Egypt Certificate of Secondary Education with min average 50%
Hong Kong HKDSE: minimum 5 grades at level 2 or higher  HKDSE: minimum 3 grades at level 2 or Higher in Category A subjects
India CBSE; 6 Average or 40% from State Board Grade 12 Examinations (HSC) Completion of Year 12 with 50%
Indonesia SMA/K 3: average of 5 in 4 academic subjects
STTB: min grade 5.0
SMA/K 3 with average of 6 in 4 academic subjects, or STTB with grade 6.0
IB IB Diploma or
IB Certificate: completion at min 22 points
IB Diploma: completion at min 24 points
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with min. average grade of 12/20 and passes in 4 or more subjects Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with min. average grade of 12/20 and passes in 4 or more subjects
Japan Upper Secondary School Year 3 (12th grade): min. GPA 2.0 Upper Secondary School Year 3 (12th grade) with 2.5/5
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate): min. 60% in 4 or more subjects Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 65% overall
Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat) with min grade 3.0 ave+ Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat) with CGPA 3.0 or 65%
Kenya East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/Kenyan Certificate (KCSE): Grade C average in 4 or more subjects. East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/Kenyan Certificate (KCSE) with Grade C average in 4 or more subjects
Kuwait Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate 70% average Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate 70% average
Laos Baccalaureat with 12/20 OR,
11th grade - 4 subjects with D+ grades 
Baccalaureat - 4 subjects at Grade C, or 13/20, or Good 
Lebanon Lebanese Baccalaureate: 10
French Baccalaureate: 11
Lebanese Baccalaureate: 10
French Baccalaureate: 11
Libya Secondary Education Certificate: min. 65% Secondary Education Certificate: min. 65%
Macau O Level, Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with 60-65% average or 5 xC grades+
Completion of higher secondary school (matriculation or A Levels) with an average grade of C or GPA of 1.7 on a 4-point scale
O Level, Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with 65% average or 
5xC grades
Completion of higher secondary school (matriculation or A Levels) with average grade of C or GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
Malaysia SPM or UEC 5 D grades or higher. Will consider predicted/provisional results SPM or UEC at min. 3xD grades + 2xC grades or higher. Will consider predicted/provisional results
Mauritius IGCSE: 5 subjects with grade C or above, OR
IGCSE: 5 subjects with grade 4-9 or above (New System)
IGCSE 5 subjects with grade A-C in 5 Subjects (2 x B & 3 x C)
Mexico Bachillerato:min. 60% Bachillerato with 65%
Mongolia School Leaving Certficate with min average grade C
(old system: min 3 on a 5-point scale)
School Leaving Certificate with min average Grade C+ or 70%
(old system: min 3.5 on a 5-point scale)
Myanmar Basic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 45% acheived overall Basic Education High school Matriculation with 50% or Grade 3.5 Overall
Nepal Higher Education Certificate with min average 40% Higher Education Certificate with 50%
New Zealand NCEA level 2; 80 credits overall with 60 at level 2 NCEA level 2; 80 credits overall with 60 at level 2
Nigeria WAEC-SSCE/NECO Grade D7 average, with a minimum C6 in English
ON LINE WAEC RESULTS FINE; NECO needs a doc
West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 6 (Grade C) in 4 or more subjects.
ON LINE WAEC RESULTS FINE; NECO needs a doc
Oman Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate): min. 65% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 70% Overall
Pakistan HSC min average 40% HSC with 50% Overall
Philippines High School Diploma (can be 10 or 11 years total) with 75%+ or C grades+ average High School Diploma 80% or C+ Grade
Qatar Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate 60% average
Qatar Senior Schooling Certificate: 600
Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate with 60%, or
Qatar Senior Schooling Certificate: 625
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education/Grade 11: min Level 3 in relevant subjects Certificate of Secondary Education with 3.25 Average
Saudi Arabia Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate): min. 65% in 4 or more subjects, including relevant subjects Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) with 70% Overall
Cumulative Maths average from 3 last years of School as 70%
Singapore

Singapore/Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE: 5 subjects with 3 C’s and 2 D’s or above, OR

3 D Grades at AS Level

Singapore/Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE: 5 subjects with Grade 4-9 (New System)

Singapore/Cambridge GCSE with grade A - C in 5 Subjects (1x B & 4 x C)

2 x Grade E at AS Level (Must have met GCSE/O level requirement as above)

South Africa National Senior Certificate: grade 4 in five subjects, including relevant subjects. (Scale 1-7, 7 Highest)
Matriculation endorsement with min 50%
National Senior Certificate with Grade C or 55% in five subjects, including relevant subjects.
Matriculation endorsement with min 55%
South Korea Senior High School 3: Average 6th Rank in relevant subjects, OR
GED with 70%
Senior High School 3 with 70% - Must have a ranking class no lower than 5 (up to 5.9 is acceptable)
Sri Lanka

Successful completion of 5 GCE ‘O’ Levels/GCSE/IGCSE’s with an average Grade C or 55%, OR

Successful completion of 5 GCE ‘O’ Levels/GCSE/IGCSE’s with an average Grade 4-9 (New System)

GCSE 5 subjects with grade A - C in 5 Subjects (2x B & 3 x C)
2 x Grade D at AS Level (Must have met GCSE/O level requirement as above)
Taiwan Senior High School Year 3: min. 60% average Senior High School Year 3: min. 60% average
Tanzania East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/Certificate of Secondary Education: Grade E average in 4 or more subjects. East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/Certificate of Secondary Education: Grade D average in 4 or more subjects.
Thailand Mathayom Suksa (MAW) 6: min. GPA 2.0 (or 60%+) Mathayom Suksa (MAW) 6: min. GPA 2.0 (or 60%+)
Turkey High School Year 3 - GPA 3/5, 5/10 or 45% High School Year 3 - GPA 3.3 out of 5, or 5.5 out of 10
Uganda Ugandan Certificate of Education: min Grade C or 7 in 4 or more subjects Ugandan Certificate of Education: with grade A - C in 5 Subjects (5 x C)
Ukraine  Attestat with 6+ average  Attestat with 6.25+ average
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate 70% average
Technical Diploma: min. 75%
Tawjihiya / Thanawihya / General Secondary School Certificate 70% average, or
Technical Diploma with 70% average
UK

5 GCSEs OR iGCSEs at grades A-C, OR
5 GCSEs OR iGCSEs at grades 4-9 (New System)

GCE O levels 5 x C, OR 
GCE O levels 5 x 4-9 (New System)

2 x E grades at AS Level (Must have met GCSE/O level requirement as above)
CATS College UFP - 3 Grade C’s and above

IGCSE 5 subjects with grade A - C in 5 Subjects (1 x B & 4 x C) OR
GCE O levelswith grade A - C in 5 Subjects (1 x B & 4 x C)
English, Maths, a Science + 2 other

2 x E grades at AS Level (Must have met GCSE/O level requirement as above)

CATS College UFP - 3 Grade C’s and above 

USA High School Diploma: min. CGPA 2.0 on a 4-point scale High School Diploma: min. CGPA 2.25 on a 4-point scale
Algebra, Geometry, English, a Science and a Social Science subject
NO SAT/APs required for non US citizens
Uzbekistan Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education - Grade 60% or grade 3 avarage  Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education with Grade 3 or 70%
Vietnam Completion of Year 12: min. average Grade 5.0  Completion of Year 12 with average Grade 5.5 
Yemen Secondary School Final Examinations min. 450 Secondary School Final Examinations with 475
Zambia Zambia School Certificate: Grade D average in 4 or more subjects Zambia School Certificate: with grade A - C in 5 Subjects (5 x C)
Zimbabwe ZIMSEC O Level - 5 passes A-C inc. English and Maths, OR
ZIMSEC O Level - 5 passes 4-9 inc. English and Maths (New System)
ZIMSEC O Level - 5 passes A-C inc. English and Maths
UK Foundation Programmes

All of the below accepted: 

CEG Undergraduate Foundation Programme – 50%
INTO International Foundation Programme – 50%
NCUK International foundation Year – 50%
NCC Education International Foundation Year – 50%
Bellerby’s International Foundation Programme – 50%
Kaplan International foundation Programme – 50%
Study Group International Foundation – 50%
Kings College Foundation Programme – 50%
Kings College Advanced Foundation Programme – 40%
Navitas International Foundation Programme – 50%

All of the below accepted: 

CEG Undergraduate Foundation Programme – 50%
INTO International Foundation Programme – 50%
NCUK International foundation Year – 50%
NCC Education International Foundation Year – 50%
Bellerby’s International Foundation Programme – 50%
Kaplan International foundation Programme – 50%
Study Group International Foundation – 50%
Kings College Foundation Programme – 50%
Kings College Advanced Foundation Programme – 40%
Navitas International Foundation Programme – 50%

Illinois Tech - English Proficiency Requirements 

Test

Overall minimum score

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Listening

TOEFL iBT 

65

X

X

X

X

TOEFL PBT

459

X

X

X

X

IELTS

5.5

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

Pearson (PTE)

40

45

45

45

45

Pearson Versant

40

45

45

45

45

PASSWORD

50

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

iGCSE (English Language)

D in English 

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cambridge ESOL

FCE/CAE

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

HKDSE

3 in English

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

IB Diploma

4 at SL; or any grade HL

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Malaysian SPM

D in English

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TOEIC

580

X

X

X

X

Stafford House

International Intensive English 

Level 4

Duolingo 85+ score 

English-speaking country

2 or more years of high school in the US or an English-speaking country from the list of English Proficiency waiver


Other tests/evidence of English can be accepted on a case by case basis. 

ONCAMPUS Boston- English Proficiency Requirements

Test

Overall minimum score

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Listening

TOEFL iBT 

50

16

4

13

9

TOEFL PBT

513

X

X

X

X

IELTS

4.5

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

Pearson (PTE)

40

36

36

36

36

Pearson Versant

40

45

45

45

45

PASSWORD

45.0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

iGCSE (English Language)

E/D in English 

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cambridge ESOL

FCE/CAE

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

Borderline/Weak

HKDSE

3 in English

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

IB Diploma

4 at SL; or any grade HL

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Malaysian SPM

D in English

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TOEIC

580

X

X

X

X

Stafford House

International Intensive English 

Level 4

English-speaking country

2 or more years of high school in the US or an English-speaking country from list of English Proficiency waiver