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English Proficiency Exemptions
Demonstration of English Proficiency
Students must meet the English proficiency requirement by submitting official test scores or documentation of successful program completion from one of the following. For exceptions, see English proficiency exemptions below.
Applicants who are not exempt must submit official scores that satisfy the following requirements to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. All scores should be reported from testing services directly to Indiana State University, institution code 1322.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Business majors: A minimum iBT score of 79; a minimum CBT score of 213; or a minimum paper-based test score of 5501
All other majors: A minimum iBT score of 61; a minimum CBT score of 173; or a minimum paper-based score of 5001
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
- ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)
- Intensive Language Training: successful completion of an intensive language training program. Indiana State University offers this training through the Interlink Language Center.
NOTE: 1Applicants whose TOEFL scores are more than two years old will need to retake the TOEFL test—and submit new scores. For details (or to schedule a TOEFL test), visit www.ets.org
International applicants are not required to provide proof of English proficiency if one of the following conditions is satisfied.
- Is a citizen of a country in which English is the official (or national) language1
- Has earned a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school
- Has earned a diploma from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Has completed one year (24 transferable credit hours) from a U.S. college or university2
- Has completed one year (24 transferable credit hours) from a university or college in a country in which English is the official language2
1 Applicants from English-speaking nations who first language is not English are required to meet the English proficiency requirement.
2 Transferable hours are restricted to courses in which the applicant earned a grade of C or higher, and courses at the 100-level (and above) from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities-- and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit from nationally accredited colleges and universities will not transfer.