International Admissions & Outreach

English Proficiency

Non-exempt, non-U.S. citizens must provide verification of English proficiency by submitting the results of a standardized test. 

Minimum English Proficiency Scores
Test TypeUndergraduate Minimum ScoreGraduate Minimum Score

TOEFL (iBT) Tests 

  • TOEFL iBT
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition
6180

IELTS Tests

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS Indicator (Home)
66.5

Pearson PTE

  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • Pearson PTE Academic Online
4759

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

*Chico State's institutional code for official TOEFL electronic test score submission is 4048.


English Proficiency Alternatives

Don't meet the English language proficiency requirement?

No problem! We offer conditional admission.