SOURCE: Pearson

October 16, 2013 10:08 ET

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Now Accepts PTE Academic Scores

PTE Academic Recognized as a Secure, Reliable and Flexible Test for USC's Admissions

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 16, 2013) -  Pearson is pleased to announce that The University of Southern California in Los Angeles is now accepting PTE Academic scores. The University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. It is the institution of choice for more than 38,000 students, and over 9,000 International students.

"The University of Southern California is pleased to recognize PTE Academic as a great way for international applicants to demonstrate their English ability," said Timothy Brunold, Dean of Admissions, USC. "We hope that USC's recognition of PTE Academic will provide interested students with maximum flexibility as they seek to fulfill our application requirements."

The University of Southern California adds to a growing list of over 3000 programs both in the US and globally who now recognize PTE Academic as a secure, reliable and flexible test for students who want to study in English-speaking countries or as proof of their language ability for a visa application to the UK Home Office or the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia.

About PTE Academic

PTE Academic is a computer-based test for non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability -- often so as to obtain places at English-speaking universities and business schools or as proof of their language ability for a visa application to the UK Border Agency.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

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