Northeastern Illinois University requires international applicants to meet or exceed English language proficiency standards. Normally that proficiency is shown by meeting minimum scores on one of three proficiency tests: i.e., IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE (Pearson Test of English). However, students who meet one of the following three conditions may be exempted from providing proficiency test results:
Students is from the following countries:
- Canada (English-speaking)
- Cayman Islands
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St. Vincent
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
Students who can provide documentation that they received an education exclusively in English at the high school or university level for at least 3 academic years.
Students who have earned 24 credit hours from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for undergraduate admission, or 2.75 for graduate admission.