Conditional admission to an American university is quite possibly the most common request from international students planning to study in the United States, but what exactly is conditional admission? In a few words, conditional admission is an official letter from a university stating that a student is academically admissible to a degree program and will be granted full-admission upon reaching an appropriate level of English proficiency.
If you want to attend an English-speaking university, you will be required to prove your English language proficiency is at the level that an English-speaking university classroom requires. To fulfill this requirement, the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) were created and are the standard bearers of English language standardized tests. Although both tests were designed to measure English proficiency, there are some subtle differences that you should consider before deciding which test will better serve your needs.
The big day is approaching. You’ve registered and paid for your English Language test, you’ve sharpened your pencils and have extra sheets of scrap paper. But what’s missing? Let’s face it: everyone needs a little help preparing for a big test. There are several strategies a student can use when faced with an important exam: […]
For many students, taking standardized exams such as the IELTS is an intimidating process; there is a limited amount of time and it is difficult to know where to spend it. However, enrolling in a quality preparation course focused on testing-taking strategies can give students the confidence necessary to obtain the highest score possible. But, […]
Among the services that BridgeEnglish offers is language testing. Students can choose between the IELTS , the TOEIC and the iTEP, depending on their needs and requirements. Which test is right for you? Find out by checking out the rubric below! BridgeEnglish has offered the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System) since March of […]
There are two ways for a foreign student to prove his or her English proficiency for acceptance into a university or college in the US: 1. The first option is to enroll in an ESL school with a university preparation program offering letters of conditional acceptance into a US university. This means that if the student moves through the English […]
ETS, Educational Testing Systems, has long been the largest company producing tests in the U.S. for years. The names, TOEFL, or now, iBTOEFL, are perhaps the best-known tests of English proficiency in the U.S. despite considerable gains made in recent years by the IELTS test. Most international students know that the iBTOEFL is a test […]
As a college-bound international student you’ve probably heard of the TOEFL and IELTS tests. One of these tests is typically required as proof of English language proficiency for college or university entrance. So which one should you take? Well, that depends. Most schools in the United States, the UK, Australia and New Zealand will accept […]
We get a lot of students who want to take the IELTS test prep course so they can get a better score on the test. While that may seem like a good reason to take a prep course, many students think that in the class the teacher is going to give them some magical secret […]