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Step 2: Verify English Proficiency

CNM has 3 different admissions categories for International Students based on English Proficiency scores:

College Level Admission

  • TOEFL minimum score of 61 School ID: B444
  • IELTS minimum score of 6.0
  • CEFR minimum score of B2
  • Duolingo minimum score of 90

Students who have received a C or better grade in a college-level, non-ESL English composition course at an accredited U.S. college or university are exempt from the above English language exams. 

Pathway Admission

International applicants who have one of the following scores can be admitted and receive an I-20 for one or two semesters ONLY:

  • TOEFL score between 44-60
  • IELTS score of 5.0
  • CEFR score of B1 High
  • Duolingo score of 75

This admission would be a mixture of college level classes with training in the English language.

Program of Intensive English Admission

International applicants who have one of the following scores can be admitted and receive an I-20 for up to 2 years:

  • TOEFL score between 26-60
  • IELTS score of 4.0-5.5
  • CEFR score of A2 to B1 high
  • Duolingo 60-85

You are encouraged to submit your entire application package, including supporting materials, at least four months prior to the beginning of the term for which you are applying.