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English Language Admissions Requirements

At the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) every applicant has a pathway to further study. 

All programs at ACK are delivered in English and the College utilizes the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT®), to place applicants according to their appropriate English language level.  The OOPT® is a computerized test. 

The table below details the OOPT® score levels: 

English Levels OOPT® Total
Intensive English Language Course I 0 - 15
Intensive English Language Course II 16 - 24
Intensive English Language Course III 25 - 34
ACK English I 35 - 54
ACK English II 55 - 69
Direct Entry 70 +


Validity period of OOPT®

An OOPT® result is valid only for a period of 6 months from the test date.  After this time the OOPT® result cannot be used for admissions purposes and the applicant must re-sit the test.

Retaking the OOPT®

An applicant wishing to sit the OOPT® again may do so after a period of 30 calendar days from the initial test date. 

IELTS® Certificates

A valid IELTS Certificate may be submitted within the advertised Admissions period.  The below table details the IELTS® average score levels: 

English Levels IELTS® Average Score
ACK English I 4.0 – 4.5
ACK English II 5.0
Direct Entry 5.5


TOEFL IBT® Certificates

A valid TOEFL IBT® Certificate may be submitted within the advertised Admissions period.  ACK accepts a TOEFL IBT® minimum score of 71 for direct entry into the Diploma programs.