English Proficiency Requirements

West Texas A&M University accepts the following as of Proof of English proficiency:

*Proof of English Proficiency must be sent directly by testing agency or school (unless exempt). Proof of English Proficiency is valid for 2 years unless otherwise noted.

Accepted forms of Proof of English Proficiency:


Score Requirements:

  • Undergraduate:TOEFL 74 iBT
  • Graduate:TOEFL 79 iBT

Score requirements for the M.S. in Biology and Environmental Science are as follows:  TOEFL 233 (Computer based) or  90-91 (Internet based)

WTAMU school code: 6938

TOEFL is now offering the test as an at-home test. The scoring is the same as the traditional test. Additional information may be found on their website at:


Score Requirements:

  • Undergraduate:score of 6.0 overall band
  • Graduate: score of 6.5 overall band


Please select West Texas A&M University as a recipient.

IELTS Indicator Test

This test is being offered by IELTS as an at-home alternative to the normal IELTS test. Scoring is the same as the normal IELTS. Please, visit: for more information


Score Requirements:

  • Undergraduate:score of 100 overall
  • Graduate:score of 105 overall

Please choose West Texas A&M University as a recipient.


Score Requirements:

  • Undergraduate: 50
  • Graduate: 58

Score requirements for the M.S. in Biology and Environmental Science are as follows: PTE 62

*The students can now have testing agency send us scores electronically. The student needs to choose West Texas A&M University as their school.

ACT English

Score Requirements: 21

SAT Evidence

Based Reading & Writing

Score Requirements: 560

English proficiency by School

If the language of instruction at your school is 100% English you may have the school send a letter of English proficiency.  The letter must be sent directly to us by the school and must state that the language of instruction is 100% in English.  

To be considered official it must be one of the following: 

  • sent via school-issued email from the appropriate school official
  • sent via physical mail in a signed/sealed envelope

Cambridge Certificates

Cambridge Certificates

West Texas A&M University will accept the following certificates:

  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)

Country of Citizenship or Education

Country of Citizenship

Applicants who are citizens of the following countries will be exempt from the English proficiency requirement:

  • Australia
  • Canada (except the Province of Quebec)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales)
  • United States
  • Ghana
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Countries:
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua
    • The Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Bermuda
    • Cayman Islands
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Jamaica
    • Montserrat
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands

Exam Dates and Locations:

Do you Need Assistance with the Process

International Student Services
Phone: 806-651-2073
Fax: 806-651-2071