Students must provide proof of English Proficiency with ONE of the following methods unless you have completed two years or more of high (secondary) school in the U.S., or in one of the exempt countries/schools listed at the bottom of the page.
Those not meeting Regular or Conditional Admission requirements below may consider the Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) program. TSIE is for students who wish to study academic American English and culture for personal or professional enrichment, as well as serving students interested in studying at Texas State in the future. Applying for TSIE is done directly with them.
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.
|Student Type||TOEFL iBT||TOEFL PBT||IELTS||GCE/GCSE/IGCSE||WASSCE|
Minimum Score for
Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18
Each Section: 6.0
|Grade of "C"||Grade of "B3"|
Minimum Score for
|Total: 59; Each Section: 14||Total: 500||
Each Section: 5.5
|Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
All test dates must be within 2 years of the first day of class of your application term. Tests taken more than 2 years before planned start date for classes are invalid, unless there is other evidence of continued English language proficiency.
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 (predicted or actual).
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.
Completion of all level 4550 Texas State Intensive English classes
Completion of all 4550 level ISIE courses with composite grade of A or B and positive recommendation from program director.