English as a Second Language
Incoming international students who scored below 87 on the TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test), below 560 on the TOEFL paper and pencil test, or below a 7.0 overall on the IELTS Academic exam will be required to take the UCLA English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE). The ESLPE is a written diagnostic examination. Depending on the results of the ESLPE, students may be required to complete ESL courses in order to graduate.
Incoming international students who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the primary spoken language of daily life and the medium of instruction or who have completed at least two years of full-time study at such an institution are exempt from both the TOEFL/IELTS requirement and the English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE).