Admissions Criteria – Undergraduate

International undergraduate applicants must have graduated from a secondary/high school with a “C” average or better. Transfer students must have a “C” average or better from any post-secondary schools attended.

English Proficiency

Undergraduate Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for English Proficiency. Please request that official copies be sent directly to the International Program Center at Bemidji State University:

Proof of English Minimum Score or Requirement
TOEFL 61 on the internet-based test or 500 on the paper-based test (The TOEFL Test Code for BSU is 6676.)
Duolingo English Test (Online Test) 45
SAT SAT Reading sub-score of 22 or higher
English Language Center – Bemidji Successful Completion with Letter of Recommendation from the Director confirming that the student is ready for university-level courses
Transferring from a U.S. College or University Minimum of 24 credits of college/university-level work (remedial courses and ESL do not count toward the 24 credits) that includes at least 2 college-level English courses with a B or higher
Graduation from a U.S. high school Student must have physically attended classes in the U.S. and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 AND minimum SAT score of 980 OR minimum ACT score of 21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery(MELAB) 70 with a cover letter from testing institution
Pearson (PTE) Academic Test 44 Only scores accessed via the Score Report website are considered valid.
ELS Educational Services Completion of course 109 or higher
Northern State University’s Intensive English Program Completion of program Level VI Certificate
Global Language Institute Completion of advanced level courses with faculty member recommendation
Don’t meet our minimum English requirements? Apply to attend the English Language Center at Bemidji State!