English Proficiency - Graduate

Minimum English Proficiency Levels

TOEFL - paper* 550
TOEFL - internet based test (IBT)* 80
IELTS 6.5
PTE Academic 59

ALL TEST SCORES MUST BE VALID AND VERIFIABLE. Test scores are valid up to two years from test date.

*CHICO STATE'S INSTITUTIONAL CODE FOR ELECTRONIC TEST SCORE SUBMISSION IS 4048.

Exceptions:

  1. Students who have completed a degree (or three years of full-time academic study at the secondary and/or post-secondary school) in Australia, Great Britain, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States
  2. Completion of level 6 at the American Language and Culture Institute on the CSU, Chico campus

 

English Language Training/Conditional Admission

Students needing additional English language training can apply to the American Language and Culture Institute at CSU, Chico. If accepted for conditional admission, students enroll first at the American Language and Culture Institute. Once the appropriate English proficiency level is met, students may begin their academic programs at the University. For more information, see Conditional Admission.