International Admissions

Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirements

All undergraduate international applicants must demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Minimum official test scores:
  • TOEFL internet-based exam: 65 (at least 14 in each section)
  • TOEFL paper-based exam: 525
  • IELTS: 6.0

*All test scores must be official and sent directly to CSU from the testing institution

  • Successful completion of CSU's IELP (Intensive English Language Program) Advanced Level, with a grade of 80% or better and passing COMPASS ESL scores. (
  • Completion of English language studies (Level 112) from any of the ELS Language Centers (
  • Completion of English Composition 1 and 2, at a 'C' level or better, equivalent to the CSU freshman English requirements at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Achieve a score of C (Pass) or better on the 'O' (ordinary) Level or 'A' (advanced) Level of the General Certificate of Education. Scores must be no more than 2 years old.
  • Achieve a score of C (Pass) or better on the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).