I have studied Diploma and degree what is the English proficiency test should I have to write to study in UK and Canada?Duolingo is accepted or not?

Asked by Nannaveni Dileep almost 2 years ago

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Rashmi Mehrotra

Rashmi Mehrotra

J.P. Morgan || LSR’ 19

The Duolingo English Test is an English language proficiency exam like TOEFL and

IELTS. It is conducted by the popular language-learning platform Duolingo which

awards a proficiency score certificate. It is a computer-based online test that students

can take from any part of the world on their computers. The proficiency certificate is also

recognized globally by the top-ranked universities in the UK, USA, Canada, and


 Since the global pandemic began, more than 1,000 new programs have started to

accept the Duolingo English Test, with more than 2,000 institutions now using it as part

of their admissions process – 70% of which are based in the U.S. The test is accepted

at institutions like Stanford University in California, Washington University in St. Louis,

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and New York


the school's admissions process, all results are considered equally, whether they are

from the Cambridge English exams, Duolingo English Test, IELTS Academic, PTE

Academic or TOEFL iBT.

While some schools accept the Duolingo English Test, prospective international

students should be aware that other schools like the University of California—Los

Angeles and the University of Richmond only accept the test as an optional supplement

to the TOEFL and IELTS.

In addition, other schools are only temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test. For

instance, the University of Colorado—Boulder is accepting the test as an approved

examination for English proficiency through July 15, 2021, and will evaluate scores on a

case-by-case basis.




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