Study in American universities without TOEFL
It is well known that to Study in American Universities is a very rich and fruitful educational experience.
Students are familiarized and acquainted with new and diverse cultures along with his learning at some of the best universities in the world.
This is due to the fact that to study in American universities opens doors to better job opportunities and skills students with high level of potentials in various fields.
The high standard of American universities and the US education system is complemented by a large number of training, apprenticeships and employment opportunities that make the United States as the best choice when it comes to studying abroad.
With extensive research facilities, excellent courses and programs in traditional fields as well as vocational, and world-class educational infrastructure.
US is the best choice for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The international reputation of the US education system, for its commitment to excellence, is why students may want to consider the United States of America when making decisions to study abroad.
Although the cost of education in the United States for international students is relatively high, acquiring certification from a prestigious American university, with no doubt, is worth the cost.
The study in American universities is considered an enriching life experience where students receive cultural diversity, a high level of education and a number of jobs in one place.
No wonder people want to study in American universities!
In other words, what motivates students to go to study in American universities? Can be summarized as follows:
Home to the world’s top universities.
Intense research methods in almost all academic areas.
The diverse and large number of jobs opportunities.
A variety of courses to choose from.
A higher standard of living.
A culturally diverse society.
As the vast majority of aspirants to study in American universities think, this ambition cannot be achieved without the certification of either IELTS or TOEFL, (Certificate of English Proficiency).
Fortunately, this is not true because there are several ways in which a student can enroll in a university in the United States without acquiring neither TOEFL nor IELTS degrees.
As a result of our experience in this field, Kesan Educational Services desires to explain two ways study in American universities without having to prepare for the IELTS or TOEFL.
We know, IELTS or TOEFL tests for English as a foreign language and usually require preparation for a long time.
They cover the four skills in the English language namely:
reading, writing, listening and conversation all at a specific period of time that cannot be exceeded.
As a result, a proportion of students do not prefer to undergo one of these tests because of the great effort required to study.
A large number of American universities put into consideration the international students’ point of view and sought to give them an opportunity to register without the certificate of TOEFL or IELTS.
These two methods are clarified below:
Method 1: Registration in English as a Foreign Language (ESL programs):
English language programs are designed as a foreign language, especially for non-native speakers.
Most of these programs have small classes and small numbers of students to provide individual attention from the teacher to the student.
They study English and participate in the cultural and social activities of the University.
The aim of these programs is to improve the level of students in English and learn different language skills based on students’ abilities and needs.
These programs provide students with skills in conversation, grammar, reading, audio comprehension, writing, and vocabulary.
The fee for this program ranges between $1500 and $2,500 per semester..
The semester lasts between 10 and 12 weeks. In some universities, the term lasts 6 weeks.
Advantages of studying English as a Foreign Language Program ESL:
Ability to learn to read, write, understand and speak English fluently by improving grammar, vocabulary and communication skills.
Preparation of students for academic study in American universities.
Helps to improve student results in future English exams:
Such as TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams.
Meet the student’s needs and skills in learning English by offering many options for classes:
Such as English for business or conversational English.
Expose students to the habits and cultures of the community in the United States of America.
Living in a native-speaking English language community, which in turn, provides many opportunities for language practice, whether in the university or in the community.
Universities often provide accommodation, cultural, social and other student services to make the student’s journey easier and more satisfying.
Method 2: Attempt to enroll to study in American universities where a bachelor’s or master’s degree in English is sufficient to study without the TOEFL or IELTS for English proficiency certifications:
This method only benefits students who wish to study for their master’s and doctorate degrees.
Some universities in the United States of America require a document proving that the language of the lectures and programs they have studied in the past were taught, in full.
In the English language, in which case the TOEFL or IELTS examination will not be necessary.
But how can a student know if the university he has selected considers studying in English is sufficient?
This can be done by searching the university website in the admissions section for international students or by sending a direct email to the admissions department and asking about it.
Usually, a university admission officer responds within 24 hours.
In general, however, it is better for a student who wants to study for a master’s or doctoral degree to pass the IELTS exam successfully.
As this will increase his / her chances of obtaining a student visa.
Those who wish to follow this method must have a very good command on the English language so that they can study, adapt and succeed in the universities of the United States of America.
In case the student has the ability to communicate with the universities.
It is preferable to communicate with the university directly without employing any services’ office.
However, student’s English language is not good and he/she does not know how to communicate with universities. The application you can find in the description can be filled out and Kesan Educational Services will communicate with you within 24 hours.
As an example, a student from Saudi Arabia contacted us wanting to study his doctorate degree without the need to undergo IELTS nor TOEFL examination.
We asked him to prepare the documents required by the university which are:
the secondary school certificate.
the bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates in English.
and his passport copy.
besides that in addition to a paper that proves his previous degrees were taught in English.
Afterward, we submitted the documents and within three weeks the student was admitted to the University and he is currently in Maryland.
Below is a list of some US universities that do not require IELTS or TOEFL to earn English proficiency:
University of Drexel
Drexel University is a private research university with a campus in Philadelphia and California.
It has two conditional admission programs:
UPREP and BRIDGE for international students who do not meet the requirements of English.
University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a public research university based in Iowa.
Where the university grants admissions to qualified students most importantly even if they do not meet English requirements.
New York State University
The State University of New York is a university system in Albany.
New York, where this university grants admission to international police students to implement the English Language Program (IELP).
University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas is a public research university located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
International students do not need TOEFL / IELTS scores; instead, they must take the IELP program.
California State University
International students can get admission to this university if they are attending high school or university that teaches primarily in English.
University of New Orleans
The University is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a public urban university.
The University of New Orleans grants conditional acceptance to international students with high school diplomas or certificates from certain countries exempting them from the English language proficiency test.
University of Delaware
The General University is located in Delaware.
The University grants admission to international students by exempting them from undergoing the GRE, IELTS and other proficiency tests in English.
University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic private university that is located in Dayton, Ohio.
The international students are granted conditional acceptance as long as they are eligible without a GRE and other English proficiency requirements.
While IELP is compulsory when they arrive at the university.
The University is located in Chicago.
The tests of GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language tests are considered not mandatory for international students applying for undergraduate programs who have completed three to four years of English secondary education and have a good score of 650 on SAT in the Critical Reading Section.
This university does not require IELTS or TOEFL if the student has a degree from a university or school where English is the language of instruction and formal education.
Other universities include:
Virginia International University.
There are also other universities in the USA that accept international students without the GRE degree required for graduate programs such as:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Northern Virginia University
New Mexico State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Oklahoma City
Most importantly with more than 3,000 universities in the USA , therefore the possibilities are closer to infinity.
Therefore, Which means that the student must decide on:
the best subjects .
consider other factors such as:
( the university’s geographical location, size, and the types of certificates awarded by the university) .
Therefore, as a foreign applicant, he/she will be particularly challenged:
as the student probably has not visited America and has not seen any university campuses for which he wants to enroll.
The student must, pay more attention to finding information:
about the University’s location and the quality of the people who are learning and working there.
Besides that considerations may be equally important for the university’s academic programs.