Standardized Tests (International Students)

Whittier College requires an SAT 1 or ACT score. We do not require SAT 2. The College also requires the TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP exam for all international freshman applicants.

Required scores:

  • TOEFL minimum: 80
  • IELTS minimum: 6.5
  • ITEP minimum: 4.5

However, exceptions can be made. International freshman applicants who submit scores of 550 or higher on either the Critical Reasoning or Writing sections of the SAT or a sub score of 24 or higher on the Reading, English or Writing sections of the ACT will automatically have the TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP requirement waived.

These scores can also be waived if English is your native language.

International students who have attended all four years of secondary school (high school) where the language of instruction is English will have the TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP requirement waived.