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English Proficiency


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.


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. 

Testing

 Type
 
TOEFL iBT
 
TOEFL PBT
 
IELTS
 
GCE/GCSE/IGCSE WASSCE
 
Minimum Score for Regular Admission

Total: 78;
Each Section: 19

Except Writing: 18

Total: 550
 
Overall: 6.5;
Each Section: 6.0
Grade of "C"
 

Grade of "B3"
 

Minimum Score for Conditional Admission

Total: 59;
Each Section: 14

Total: 500
 
Overall: 5.5;
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.

English Language Testing Exempt Countries and Territories

American Samoa   Australia Bahamas Barbados Belize
Canada
(except Quebec)
Dominica
 
Grenada
 
Grand Cayman
 
Guyana
 
Ireland Jamaica Liberia New Zealand Trinidad/Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
 
United Kingdom

 
U.S. Pacific Trust

 
"American/British/English" Schools, by name, primarily serving non-citizen English-speakers in non-English speaking countries