All students from countries and areas where English is not the common, spoken language (even if the student already is a resident of the United States) must have a practical understanding of spoken and written English to benefit from instruction, study, and examinations in that language.
Course work at The Catholic University of America requires university-level English language proficiency and skills. The Catholic University of America, therefore, requires all applicants whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language or an International English Language Testing System exam before they can be considered for final admission.
When applying for undergraduate programs the minimally accepted TOEFL scores are:
Students taking the TOEFL should have at least 20 out of 30 in each of the TOEFL subcategories.
Beginning in August, 2019 TOEFL will be adding superscores, or "MyBest Scores" on all official score reports. Catholic University will accept these superscores for evaluation of undergraduate admission.
When applying for undergraduate programs the minimally accepted IELTS scores are:
Individual IELTS test module scores are also reviewed in addition to the overall IELTS score.
The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be waived on a case-by-case basis should the applicant have appropriate documentation of successful completion of one of the following: