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English Language Requirements

The State Regents require a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score for admission to a State System institution. Those not meeting these standards must have a minimum score on TOEFL or IELTS and must successfully complete a minimum of 12 weeks of study at an approved intensive English program (IEP). The requirements are as follows:

  1. Undergraduate (minimum scores): 500 or higher on paper- based TOEFL or 61 on Internet-based TOEFL or 5.5 or higher on IELTS OR 460 or higher on paper-based TOEFL or 48 Internet-based TOEFL or 5.0 or higher on IELTS AND completion of 12 weeks of intensive English study.

  2. Graduate (minimum scores): 550 or higher on paper- based TOEFL or 79 on Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS OR 500 or higher on paper-based TOEFL or 61 on Internet-based TOEFL or 5.5 or higher on IELTS AND completion of 12 weeks of intensive English study.

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