Admission - International Student - English-Language Proficiency Exam Requirement
All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a score of 61 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Some majors and class levels may require a higher score. For graduate student applicants, please refer to www.sjsu.edu/graduateadmissions/admission-requirements/test-requirements/index.html. A few programs may also use alternative methods of assessing English fluency: Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
SJSU will notify students after they apply when to submit scores.
|SJSU minimum proficiency standards||TOEFL Internet||TOEFL Paper||PTE||IELTS|
|Undergraduate, except Engineering||61||500||44||6.0|
|All Engineering majors||80||550||53||6.5|
|All Graduate applicants||80||550||53||6.5|