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 - Paper500550
TOEFL - Internet Based Test (iBT)6180
TOEFL - iBT Special Home Edition6180
IELTS - Academic66.5
IELTS - Indicator66.5
Pearson PTE Academic4759

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.