Can I have the English Proficiency Exam requirement waived for my application?

We do not waive this proficiency exam requirement based on grades in English courses or SAT/ACT scores. However, we may waive this requirement if you meet one of the following conditions by the time you would enroll at Carolina.

  • You will have attended a school for at least four years where English is the primary language of instruction OR
  • You will have lived for at least four years in a country where English is the primary language.

Complete this form to request a waiver, being sure to note the specific instructions and details at the top of the form.

Countries where English is the Primary Language

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


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