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English Proficiency


Students must provide proof of English Proficiency with ONE of the following requirements:


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test, “PBT”) or 213 (computer-based test “CBT”) or 78 total score (internet-based test “iBT”) with minimum section scores of 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 19 in Speaking and 18 in Writing is required for regular admission. Applicants whose TOEFL score is between  500 and 549 (PBT) or 173 and 210 (CBT) or 58 total score (iBT) with minimum section scores of 14 in Reading, 14 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 14 in Writing sections may qualify for the Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Bridge Program, which allows enrollment in a limited number of university credit courses while also enrolled in TSIE courses.


International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

A minimum score of 6.5 is required for regular admission. Applicants whose IELTS score is between 5.5 and 6.0 may apply for the Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Bridge Program which allows enrollment in a limited number of university credit courses while also enrolled in Intensive English courses.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grade of 4,5,6 or 7 in English A1 or A2 at the Higher Level or Standard Level or English B at the Higher Level is required for regular admission.


Regionally Accredited U.S. Institution

Thirty semester hours of college coursework completed on-campus at a regionally accredited U.S. institution. The thirty hours must include English 1310 College Writing I and English 1320 College Writing II with grades of “C” or better.


Advance Level Exams

A grade of "C" or better on GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or HKCEE as required for regular admission.


Completion of all level 5500 Texas State Intensive English classes

Completion of all 5500 level ISIE courses with composite grade of A or B and positive recommendation from program director.


Please note: Applicants transferring to Texas State from other U.S. schools prior to earning a bachelor's degree are NOT exempted from the English proficiency requirement.