I’m aware most colleges require people applying from abroad to either present an English fluency test or to apply for a waiver. However in my case, I was wondering if I can just apply normally without writing IELTS/TOEFL or emailing them for a waiver.
- I am a US citizen and have been schooled in America up until 8th grade
- The entirety of my high school education outside the US was conducted in English only.
- I scored a 760/800 in the English EBRW section of the SAT (which I think is harder than basic fluency tests?)
Writing IELTS is pretty expensive, so I’d definitely avoid it if I could. And I feel I’ve already proven my fluency many times over through essays and tests so emailing colleges individually for waivers seems unnecessary.