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Placement Test Requirements Requirements in Writing Proficiency
American Austin University Admissions

Admission to a graduate program is more than just the sum total of your standardized test scores and grade point average. Each program utilizes your comprehensive package of admissions materials to determine whether our programs are a good match for your qualifications and goals. Although tests and grades are important, research interests, past employment and the statement of goals also are essential in the process of deciding admission for the limited spaces available in many of our programs. Our faculty members regularly meet to review applicants for masters and doctoral programs. Final decisions are made based upon the recommendation of that program’s graduate faculty. At American Austin University, the Graduate School is available to assist you with the application process, but the individual departments make all admissions recommendations. There are a number of ways for you to apply to American Austin University. Our online application is a web-based version of the traditional. It is designed in modules to allow you to complete the required sections at your own pace. When you have submitted the required information, you will be given instructions on additional materials you will need to send in order to activate your application. We also provide a print version of the application that is available in Adobe’s PDF format. Instructions for downloading and printing the application are available from this website. A copy of the application also can be mailed to you by completing an email form. Please allow three weeks for delivery. American Austin University’s Graduate School stands ready to help you with any questions you may have about applying to graduate school. Academic Records Forms and Graduate Reference Reports are available from this website if you need additional copies.

Test Requirements

Freshman and transfer applicants who have fewer than 56 semester (84 quarter) units of transferable college credit must submit official scores—unless exempt—from either the ACT or the SAT of the College Board Students applying to an impacted campus program who are required to submit test scores should take the test no later than November or early December if applying for fall admission or no later than November. Test scores are also used for advising and placement purposes. Registration forms and dates for either test may be obtained from high school or college counselors or from a Austin campus testing office.

TOEFL Requirement:

Regardless of citizenship, all undergraduate applicants who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full-time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a score of 560 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Applicants taking the Computer-Based Test of English, as a Foreign Language must present a score of 213 or above, Individual campuses may require higher scores for specific majors. All graduate applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 590, unless they have a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education in which English is the language of instruction.

System wide Placement Test Requirements

The American Austin University requires each entering undergraduate, except those who qualify for an exemption, to take the Austin Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination and the Austin English Placement Test (EPT) after admission and prior to enrollment. These placement tests are not a condition for admission to the Austin, but they are a condition of enrollment. They are designed to identify entering students who may need additional support in acquiring Basic English and mathematics skills necessary to succeed in Austin baccalaureate –level courses. Undergraduate students who do not demonstrate college-level skills both in English and in mathematics will be placed in appropriate remedial programs and activities during the first term of their enrollment.

Graduation Requirements in Writing Proficiency

All students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation. Information on currently available ways to meet this graduation requirement may be obtained from the Evaluations Office of the Testing Office.


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