• 2 months ago •
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Does Upenn accept Cambridge Advanced English tests?

On the official site of the University of Pennsylvania, they write about proving your English proficiency level, but the CAE test is not listed among the accepted tests. So, does it mean I have to take another test (Duolingo, TOEFL, etc.), or do they simply not list it? Because the CAE site mentioned it being accepted in one of the UPenn programs, and I am not entirely sure if it is the same for all of the courses. I just am not sure even after looking.

Thank you for any response in advance.

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• 2 months ago

The simple answer is they do not. You will have to take either the TOEFL, IELTS or DuoLingo exam.

From UPenn's Website:

English Language Proficiency Tests

A strong command of the English language is necessary for successful study at Penn.  Applicants who meet one or both of the criteria below are considered proficient in English.

English is the applicant’s native language.

English has been the applicant’s primary language of instruction for the duration of high school.

If neither of these statements is true, applicants are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test to demonstrate English proficiency. Where the TOEFL iBT is not available due to COVID-19, applicants can take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition. Please note that Penn does not currently accept the IELTS Indicator exam or MyBest scores for the TOEFL.

To learn about the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test and to register for the examinations, please visit the websites below. Penn's school code for the TOEFL is 2926.



Duolingo English Test

Be sure to designate Penn as a recipient university each time you register for an examination. If you have already taken a test but did not designate Penn as a score recipient, please do so afterwards.


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