17. Is there an English proficiency requirement?
We recognize that many of our international students come to the Monterey Institute with sophisticated language backgrounds. Terms like "native-speaker," "fluent," or "bilingual" often do not accurately reflect the rich backgrounds of our students. In order to maintain the quality and integrity of the Monterey Institute experience, candidates will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency as part of the application process.
Non-native English speaking FMS candidates are asked to provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations.
Minimum TOEFL Scores:
- Internet-based test: 79
- Writing sub-score: 23
- No sub-scores below 19
Minimum IELTS Scores:
- 6.5 Overall
- No Sub-score below 6.0
Please contact Carolyn Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a non-native English speaker and do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score.