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Required Scores

Meeting English Language Requirement

Indiana State University requires all language scores from any English Language Proficiency standardized examination be two (2) years old or less by the first day of class for the first term of enrollment by the student.

Please refer to the University Academic Calendar for the official start of the term for which you intend to enroll.

Students can fulfill language requirement by completing one of the following approved options:

  • Standardized English Language Proficiency examination (test options listed below) with minimum required scores sent directly from the testing center
  • Be a citizen of an exempt country
  • Earn a degree/diploma from an approved exempt country
    • Complete 24 transferrable university credits in an approved exempt country for entering undergraduate students
    • Complete 30 transferrable university credits in an approved exempt country for entering graduate students
    • Provide a letter or official transcript from your foreign school stating the medium of instruction for your curriculum was English

One of these options must have been completed within 2 years or less, prior to the intended start date at Indiana State University in order to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate

  • TOEFL - 61 (500)
  • Business - 79 (550)
  • IELTS - 6
  • ELS - Level 112 (Successful Completion)
  • IU - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • MELAB - 69
  • PTE Academic - 45
  • The Language Company - Level 9 (Successful Completion)
  • Spring International Language Center - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • Purdue University Calumet - Level 4 (Successful Completion)
  • Ball State University IEI - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • InterNexus - Advanced Level (Successful Completion)
  • English Language Institute: St Mary of the Woods College - Level 7 (Successful Completion)

Graduate

  • TOEFL - 79 (550)
  • IELTS - 6.5
  • ELS - Level 112 (Successful Completion)
  • GRE - 149 (Verbal Score)
  • IU - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • MELAB - 77
  • PTE Academic - 53
  • The Language Company - Level 9 (Successful Completion)
  • Spring International Language Center - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • Ball State University IEI - Level 6 (Successful Completion)
  • InterNexus - Advanced Level (Successful Completion)
  • English Language Institute: St Mary of the Woods College - Level 7 (Successful Completion)