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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.

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

International applicants are not required to provide proof of English proficiency if one of the following conditions is satisfied.

The applicant:

  1. Is a citizen of a country in which English is the official (or national) language1
  2. Has earned a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school
  3. Has earned a diploma from an accredited U.S. college or university
  4. Has completed one year (24 transferable credit hours) from a U.S. college or university2
  5. 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.


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