ELTI offers the institutional TOEFL test at the end of each term. This test is used for admission to UNC Charlotte (only); students who pass this TOEFL and who have good records in ELTI may enter UNC Charlotte if they have met other requirements for their program of study.

Charlotte has testing centers for the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) and for the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS). Results of both tests are accepted by UNC Charlotte and most other institutions in the US and around the world.

As of Fall 2016, UNC Charlotte requires 70 (IBT), 6.0 (IELTS) or 523 (PBT offered here on campus) for undergraduate admission. Students who complete the highest level of ELTI with satisfactory grades may bypass the English proficiency exam but must still meet the University admission requirements. See the undergraduate and graduate admission websites for more information and application details.