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English Language Proficiency Exam - Undergraduate Requirement

To satisfy the English language proficiency requirement, undergraduates may take any one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

SJSU will notify students after they apply when to submit scores.

SJSU undergraduate minimum proficiency standardsInternetPaper
TOEFL: Undergraduate, except Engineering61500
TOEFL: All Engineering majors80550
IELTS6.0N/A
PTE: Undergraduate, except Engineering44N/A
PTE: All Engineering majors44N/A

Exemptions to the undergraduate English Language Proficiency Test Requirement

Applicants who have completed 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units at a U.S. college or university

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Applicants who have studied full-time at a U.S. college or university for at least three years

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Applicants who have studied full-time at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction for at least three years