International students are frequently bothered and hooked up while writing international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL to secure admission into universities in the United States. One of the reasons is that these exams add to the expenses an international student must pay for the required education abroad. Interestingly, some universities in the US are known to exempt students from certain countries from presenting English proficiency test scores, most especially international students whose national language is English.
Some of the US universities that waive TOEFL or IELTS include:
1. University of Colorado: This is a public university in Colorado consisting of four campuses, which include the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver in downtown Denver, and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. International students applying to the University of Colorado are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency except if the student’s native language is English, such as in countries like Botswana, Ghana, South Africa, or Nigeria, and also students that have completed at least one year of full-time academic study at a U.S. institution.
2. State University of New York: This is a public university system in Albany, New York that grants admission to international students only when the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is taken.
3. California State University: This is a public university system in California that grants students admission without the need for students to provide an TOEFL/IELTS score provided they have attended secondary school or/and graduate school with English as their language of learning.
4. University of Dayton: This is a private Roman Catholic national research university based in Dayton, Ohio. The university grants conditional admission to international students who are eligible but do not meet the university’s language requirement and are therefore required to undertake the Intensive English Language Program (IELP).
5. University of Lowa: This is a public research university based in Iowa City and grants admission to international students who are eligible but do not meet the English proficiency requirement. However, if they are unable to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, students will have to undergo an on-campus English Proficiency Evaluation (EPE).
6. Northwood University: This is a private institution in Midland, Michigan, established in 1959. International students who wish to pursue their education at Northwood University are required to prove English proficiency, but this can be waivered if the student has proof that they have successfully completed the high school or baccalaureate degree in English at a foreign institution or American school. This also applies to undergraduate graduate applicants who have completed their undergraduate coursework completely in English.
7. University of Arkansas: This is a public research university located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and do not require TOEFL/IELTS scores for international students. However, there are some other requirements that are to be met, and for students who meet all the requirements except for the English parameters, they will be offered conditional admission and will have to undertake the Intensive English Language Program (IELP).
8. Drexel University: It is a private research university with campuses in Philadelphia and California. Drexel University has two conditional admission programs, which are the University Preparation Summer Program (UPREP) and the Bridge Program for international students who do not meet the language requirement.
It is also important that students visit the school website, research the schools deeply before applying, and check the international student requirements to make the admission process easier and less complicated.