Students from countries outside the United States for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score. Students must receive a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL (IBT), with a minimum of 20 on each subsection, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or greater to be admitted to the university.
Students with a TOEFL IBT score of 78 or below, an IELTS score of 5.5 or below may be admitted into NNUís English Language Institute (ELI).
Transition from the ELI program to the traditional undergraduate program may occur in one of three ways:
- Obtain a score of 79 or above on the TOEFL, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or greater.
- Complete two semesters of the ELI program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
- Committee decision: After completing one semester of ELI at NNU, a student may petition to move into the traditional undergraduate program. The ELI committee will review samples of the student's written work in English and conduct an interview with the student. The committee will then determine whether to grant the students petition.