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Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree Programs


You will be required to present the following results:

  • 3.0 (out of 4.0)

  • 3.7 (out of 5.0)

  • 80% (out of 100)

  • 70% (out of 100) India/Canada

  • GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical  Science and Social Science

  • GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science


These scores are not required for admission but may help to support a your academic record. In some cases, students who fall below our admission standard have gained admission as a result of a good score on these exams. Submitting these scores can also strengthen candidacy for scholarship.

SAT / 1150 / Critical Reading & Math only 

ACT / 25

International Baccalaureate:  No specific score is required for admission.  Diploma holders will be offered admission.  An applicant's examination results will determine their eligibility for credit. Generally speaking the higher the score the more credit you will earn. No credit is awarded for Subsidiary level subjects. 

Advanced Placement:  Students scoring 3 and above will be considered for credit in their  respective subject area.

English Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you are required to prove your ability in the English Language. You can prove your ability in the following ways:

English as a Second Language minimum test score requirements















    Minimum Overal Required



    1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • If you score 550 PBT, 213 CBT, or 76 IBT(with no sub score below 15) you will be permitted to begin your degree program

  • If you score between 500 PBT/ 173 CBT and 550 PBT/213 CBT, 61-75 IBT you will be required to take our English Proficiency Examination during the orientation program at the beginning of the academic semester. Your performance on this examination will determine your first semester schedule.

  • If you score between below 500 PBT/ 173 CBT 90, or 61 IBT you will begin your studies in our English Language Institute (ELI). You should plan to study ESL for a minimum of two academic semesters before beginning your degree program at the University of Hartford.

   2) IELTS - The International English Testing System

  • If you score 6.0, you will be waived from any further ESL Testing.

  • If you score 5.5, you will be required to take our English Proficiency Examination during the orientation program at the beginning of the academic semester.

  • If you score 5.0, you will begin your studies in our English Language Institute (ELI).

Alternative ways to prove English Proficiency:

  1. A GCSE or GCE English Pass (syllabus A) with grade of A, B or C

  2. A HKCEE English Pass with a grade of (Syllabus A) with a grade of A, B, C or D

  3. An IB English A1 or A2 with grade of 3 or higher

  4. An AP English with a grade of 3 or higher

  5. SAT with scores of Critical Reading 500, Writing 500

  6. Successful completion of English Composition at a Regionally accredited College or University in the United States with a grade of B or higher.


An essay/example of your best writing is not required but is encouraged as a supplemental piece.  An essay submitted for an English Course would be perfectly acceptable. 

Letters of Recommendation

A Recommendation Letter is not required but is encouraged to help present a more complete picture of your potential for doing University level study. Character references are not encouraged.

Music / Dance / Theatre / Audition Required 

These degree programs are highly competitive and will require you to prove your  talent with an audition.  Auditions are held on campus, throughout the US and you have the choice of submitting a videotaped/DVD to complete this requirement.  You must prepare an audition of two or three contrasting works from the standard musical literature, major and minor scales, and technical studies where appropriate.  For a complete listing of audition requirements please visit the Hartt School Admission page.

Fine Arts / Portfolio Required

If you are making application to the Hartford Art School, you will be required to submit a portfolio of 15 examples of their best work. Of these 15 examples, five must be drawings (either in charcoal, pencil, pastel, conte crayon, or ink). These drawings may include self-portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and figure drawings. Photography, three-dimensional work, film, and video may also be included in your portfolio.

Portfolios may be mailed to the Office of Admission/International Admission in the form of 35 mm slides. Each slide must be numbered and labeled with your full name. Please also include a description of each slide, indicating the medium used, date completed, and size.

Proving Financial Support

You are required to complete the Guarantor's Statement of Financial Support. Please ask your students to insure that all three sections are filled out complete with a bank seal.

Other acceptable forms of financial support include:

  • Statement from a parents/sponsor's bank indicating adequate financial support.

  • A letter on Bank Letterhead indicating a balance equal to or greater than the dollar figure quoted under Tuition and Living Expenses. This letter should identify the account as that of the student's sponsor (Family/Relatives)