Academic & Proof of English Criteria – Undergraduate

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)
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