Academic & Proof of English Criteria – Undergraduate

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Academic Criteria

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 (IBT) or 500 (PBT)

(BSU’s TOEFL Test Code is 6676)

IELTS 5.5
Duolingo English Test (Online Test) 95 – must send official results through Duolingo dashboard
SAT SAT Reading sub-score of 22 or higher
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
MELAB 70 – with a cover letter from testing institution
Pearson (PTE) Academic Test 47 – only scores accessed via the Score Report website are considered valid
ELS Educational Services Completion of course 109 or higher
Graduation from a U.S. high school Must have physically attended classes in the U.S. and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

Nursing Program Admission

Undergraduate students intending to apply to the pre-licensure track in nursing must meet ONE of these minimum National Council of State Boards of Nursing TOEFL or IELTS scores. Contact the Department of Nursing with any questions about the application process.

Proof of English Minimum Score or Requirement
TOEFL 84 (IBT), 220 (CBT) or 560 (PBT) (BSU’s TOEFL Test Code is 6676)
IELTS 6.5 (overall), 6.0 (on each module)

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