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. If your English proficiency test score is close to our minimum requirements, you may apply for admission to the Pathway Program.

Proof of English Minimum Score or Requirement
TOEFL 61 (IBT) or 500 (PBT) (BSU’s TOEFL Test Code is 6676)
Duolingo English Test (Online Test) 90
SAT SAT Reading sub-score of 22 or higher
English Language Center at BSU 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
Successful Graduation from a U.S. high school Student must have physically attended classes in the U.S. and must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 or better.
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
ACT 20 or higher
Global Language Institute Completion of advanced level courses with faculty member recommendation
An additional List  BSU English Language Proficiency Requirement
Don’t meet our minimum English requirements?
Apply to attend the English Language Center at Bemidji State!