Academic Programs

The Office of International Programs and the Office of the Registrar will assist students in selecting and registering for courses.

Exchange students will be placed in one of two tracks. Track 1 is for non-native speakers of English who score below the minimum English proficiency score, while track 2 is for students who are fluent in English.

Minimum proficiency requirements are:

  • TOEFL: 80
  • TOEIC: 700
  • IELTS: 5.1-5.8
  • Pearson Test: 6.0
  • Cambridge English Exam: A
  • Common European Framework: C1

Students have access to all undergraduate programs at Salve Regina, except for nursing, and will generally register for four or five courses per semester. In addition, students are encouraged to speak to their home departments about appropriate course selections.

Track 1: Non-native speakers of English

For students with TOEFL scores between 60-79 on the IBT or between 5.0-6.5 on the IELTS.

  • English for Academic Purposes writing course (3 credits)
  • English for Academic Purposes communications course (3 credits)
  • Academic course 1 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 2 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 3 (optional, 3 credits)
  • Total course load: 12-15 U.S. credits

Track 2: Fluent in English

For students with TOEFL scores above 80 on the IBT or above 6.5 on the IELTS.

  • Academic course 1 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 2 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 3 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 4 (3 credits)
  • Academic course 5 (optional, 3 credits)
  • Total course load: 12-15 U.S. credits