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Academic Programs

Exchange Students

The Center for Global Education and Fellowships and the Office of the Registrar assist exchange students in selecting and registering for courses. Exchange students are 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.

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

Minimum Proficiency Requirements

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

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