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English Language Requirements

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The State Regents require a minimum TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or iTEP Academic score for admission to a State System institution. The minimum score requirements are as follows:

TestMinimum Score for Undergraduates
TOEFL Internet-Based61
TOEFL Computer-Based173
TOEFL Paper-Based500
IELTS5.5
PTE Academic44
iTEP Academic3.5
TestMinimum Score for
Graduate Students
TOEFL Internet-Based79
TOEFL Computer-Based213
TOEFL Paper-Based550
IELTS6.5
PTE Academic53
iTEP Academic4.0

Those not meeting these standards above must have a minimum score on TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or iTEP Academic listed below and must successfully complete a minimum of 12 weeks of study.

TestMinimum Score for Undergraduates
TOEFL Internet-Based48
TOEFL Computer-Based140
TOEFL Paper-Based460
IELTS5.0
PTE Academic36
iTEP Academic4.0
TestMinimum Score for
Graduate Students
TOEFL Internet-Based61
TOEFL Computer-Based173
TOEFL Paper-Based500
IELTS5.5
PTE Academic46
iTEP Academic3.5

These are minimum standards for public institutions. Some institutions have higher standards. Contact the institution(s) directly for complete information.